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Often the actions of children are reflective of the attitudes of those who raised them In the novel Frankenstein Or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley Dr Victor Frankenstein is the sole being that can take responsibility for the creature that he has created as he is the only one that had any part in bringing it into being While the actions of the creation are the ones that are the illegal and deadly their roots are traced back to the flaws of Frankenstein as a creator Many of Frankensteins faults are evident in the appearance of his creation It is described as having yellow skin dark black hair eyes sunk into their sockets and black lips Shelly 56 Frankenstein having chosen the parts for his creature is the only one possible to blame for its appearance Martin Tropp states that the monster is designed to be beautiful and loving it is loathsome and unloved 64 Clearly it is Frankensteins lack of foresight in the creation process to allow for a creature that Frankenstein had selected his features as beautiful 56 to become something which the very sight of causes its creator to say breathless horror and disgust filled my heart56 He overlooks the seemingly obvious fact that ugliness is the natural result when something is made from parts of different corpses and put together Were he thinking more clearly he would have noticed monsters hideousness Another physical aspect of the monster which shows a fault in Frankenstein is its immense size The reason that Frankenstein gives for creating so large a creature is his own haste He states that As the minuteness of the parts formed a great hinderance to my speed I resolved contrary to my first intention to make a being gigantic in stature 52 Had Frankenstein not had been so rushed to complete his project he would not have had to deal with such
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