Personality Disorder In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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One views someone being devoted to their work as an exceptional worker, but when the word disorder is used that is no longer considered a good thing. The reality is these "defective" traits start in their childhoods, but often overlooked in school due to the fact that teachers welcome it. Being a student that is devoted to their work, and makes sure to pay attention to every detail until it is perfect are normally the ones praised for being scholarly. In the short term there is no consequence to this behavior, but in Victor Frankenstein's case, it leads to his demise. Complications due to his obsession to the pursuit of knowledge mirrors the effect of one who suffers from obsessive compulsive personality disorder. In an effort to better humanity, Victor Frankenstein besides the path in which he will take to accomplish his goals. Diligently working towards his studies begins to negatively affect his health both physically and mentally. Aware that his health isn't at quality…show more content…
Devoting his time to his work caused him to push away, not only Elizabeth, but the ones he loved. Knowing pushing away the ones he loved “two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but was engaged, heart and soul, in the pursuit of some discoveries I hoped to make,” (48) does not phase him. His enthusiasm towards his studies could be seen as remarkable, but unhealthy. Victor’s obsessed with the monster’s creation, and pursuit to fix what he had done wrong, he pushed the ones he loved away in order to keep his mistakes a secrets. This isolation from society he felt he needed to take to correct the mistakes he had made, cause the demise of the one he loved. The thought that he could fix this errors himself to protect the ones he loved by isolation was a “self defeating dream” (Carlos Salinas de

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