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Frankenstein A Critique of EducationMary Shellys Frankenstein focuses on human nature and on the possibility of controlling experience in order to shape character and cultural values Specifically it focuses on the influence of education and experience in effecting behavior In general the characters are divided in to three groups by education and experience passive rescued women ambitious bourgeoisie men and the self-taught lonesome creature Through the female character group Mary Shelly illustrates how the combination of education and experience shape attitudes and behaviors of women to be passive objects which leads to their demiseMary Shelly spends the least time describing the education of women repeating one version of female upbringing The lack of time devoted to female characters in general is not a blatant disregard of women rather it is testimony to the limited role women exercised in public sphere of society Caroline Beaufort is the model of virtuous femininity rescued from poverty to bourgeois passivity Caroline the daughter of a proud failed businessman follows her father into self-imposed exile to avoid the humiliation of failure where he falls into a terrible sickness of humiliation Completely dedicated to her father Caroline attended him with the greatest tenderness but she saw with despair that their little fund was rapidly decreasing Shelly 32 Luckily Caroline possessed a mind of uncommon mould and her courage rose to support her in her adversity and by various means contrived to earn a pittance scarcely sufficient to support life Shelly 32 She not only cares for him during his pathetic free fall from life but she also actively procured work and single-handedly supported herself and her father It is obvious that has Caroline possesses the skills and tenacity to support not only herself but her father as well However when her fathers falls victim to death she immediately transforms from a caring productive women to an orphan and beggar Shelly 32 There is nothing to note any changes in the attitude
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