Metacognitive In Frankenstein

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Throughout Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner” there are many instances where metacognitive thinking and knowledge are discussed and presented. The word metacognition comes from the root word "meta" which means beyond. The word metacognition can take many forms including knowledge and when or how to use certain strategies to learn or be used to solve problems. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein we see metacognitive thinking throughout mainly through victor and the creature. Both characters are seen very much throughout the story and through these characters we get a great sense of their metacognitive thinking, successfully in ways but for the main part we see these characters as failed metacognitive thinkers. In …show more content…

This shows Victor even more about the creature and does nothing but make him want to destroy and hate the creature more and more. Victor has a hatred as seen in the novel for the creature from the beginning. One might ask why he is making this creation. He states that his purpose for making the creature is because he wants to make a new race of people. His desire for a new race is not in the right mind though, he is in search of gratitude by making this race. He is craving this sense of thankfulness where he wants people to thank him for making such a great race of creatures. Although, he does not receive this gratitude, he actually recives quite the opposite as people are disgusted by his creature. Throughout the story people such as Victor 's father and his professor go to him and provide him with suggestions and try and help him. Although Victor blatantly brushes them off and acts as he pleases. “The innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me.” (1.6)
This quote is ironic as victor states that he believes that parents have a big role in how their children turn out and that their children should listen and take their advice. Victor does the opposite and doesn 't listen to his father and professor and continues studying what he believes to be right. This is a common theme as Victor does not act as he

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