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Shellys Frankenstein

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Shelly's Frankenstein

In the world we live in, it is nothing new to hear of young men fathering
children and then disappearing, leaving the child to be raised without a father.
A term for these filial flunkies has even become a part of our vernacular; the
“deadbeat dad.” Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel concerning the
creation of life by a man, and his refusal to take responsibility for the life
he has created. Victor Frankenstein, in his abandonment of his own creation at
its “birth” and in his rejection of that creation when it seeks him out, is
that parent who is not there for his child. Shelley’s Frankenstein, in those
passages of the creation of the monster and the monster’s confrontation of
Frankenstein, contain ample proof that Victor Frankenstein was indeed a
“deadbeat dad.” Shelley shows that Frankenstein rejects his creation, is
disgusted by it and doesn’t offer the parental guidance, love and compassion
the creature so badly needs. Frankenstein’s abandonment of a bein...

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