Without Knowledge In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Upon giving birth to a child, the first thing parents begin to do is to teach their children. The parents teach the child how to talk, walk, and how to live life day to day. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein never did this for the creature. Impulsively, he was scared of the creature, so he allowed him out into the world on his own. Imagine sending a child out to live on their own before they are old enough to even speak. The creature was a man with the brain capacity of a newborn. Firstly, Frankenstein hurt the creature by shunning him and leaving him. But, upon leaving him emotionally, he left him physically, without knowledge. Lastly, Frankenstein didn’t even stick around and teach the creature morals or values. If Frankenstein would have more efficiently acclimated the creature to society, maybe the events which happened in the book could have been avoided.…show more content…
It is pure instinct. For example, when the creature was first created, he goes to Frankenstein for comfort. Obviously, Frankenstein believes he was being attacked, so he abandons the creature. This leaves the creature hurt and vengeful. On page 154 of Frankenstein, the creature states “ I remembered Adam’s supplication to his Creator. But where was mine? He had abandoned me, and in the bitterness of my heart I cursed him.” The creature is not a horrible monster, but a person. Maybe if Frankenstein did not abandon him, the creature would not have committed so many unforgivable crimes against Frankenstein and his
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