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Parenting is the most important part of raising a well-rounded child without the proper values that a guarding or a parent bestows on their child determines the outcome of the childs behavior and the way they go about living their life In Frankenstein Mary Shelley demonstrated many differences between Victor Frankenstein and his creation while simultaneously creating parallels between the two While Victor and the Monster have two completely different upbringings one growing up in a loving supportive family and the other being left alone to fend for himself both end up sharing the same fate The consequences leading to their death is brought on by selfishness and lack of responsibility do to the upbringing that each character received as a child As a result of each characters childhood circumstances Victor becomes a selfish adult who does not understand consequences Since Victor was never denied anything as a child he received lessons of patience of charity and of self-control he was so guided by a silken cord that all seemed but one train of enjoyment to him33 and as a result he never made any mistakes and did not learn that there are in fact consequences to his actions The creation of the monster itself is a selfish act that resulted from his pampered childhood and as a result he never considered that there might be ramifications of some sort for the rest of humanity or even for him Due to the fact that Victor developed a feeling of his own self-importance he decided to unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation 47 In doing so he was only thinking of his own personal glory as a scientist and failed to recognize the possible problems that controlling nature to this extent could present a issue His reaction to discovering his God-like ability to bestow the gift of life was a delight and rapture in his own power 51 rather than concern about
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