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The Birth of a Monster Frankenstein is a compelling account of what happens when a man tries to create a child without a woman It can however also be read as an account of how the relationship between the creator and the child can be destroyed by the lack of love and acceptance Frankenstein represents the classic case of an abused and neglected child growing up to be an abuser The heart of the novel is the creatures discussion of his own development For approximately nine months Victor Frankenstein labored on the creation of his child When finally on a night in November he witnesses the birth of his child I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open it breathed hard and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs Shelley 34 Instead of reaching out to his child Victor rushes out of the room disgusted by the abnormality of his creation When the creature follows after him Victor runs away in horror completely abandoning his child This is clear evidence that love and acceptance would be something hard to come by The way Victor Frankenstein reacts when he first sees the hideous form he has created is a clear indicator of how their relationship will be While creating his child Victor never considered whether this creature would even want to exist He also didnt take enough care with the creatures appearance Victor never considered how such a creature would be able to exist with human beings He did not take time with the features either and created a being with a horrifying appearance Unable to accept his creation Victor abandons his child and all parental responsibility He even wishes that his child were dead I gnashed my teeth my eyes became inflamed and I ardently wished to extinguish that life which I has so thoughtlessly bestowed Shelley 61 Victor Frankenstein because of his scientific curiosity wanted to bring back the
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