Parent-child tensions in frankenstein: the search for communion laura p claridge studies in the novel, 17:1 (spring 1985) the rights of kings are deduced in a direct line from the king of kings, and that of parents from our first parent mary wollstonecraft, a vindication of the rights of woman everything must have a beginning . Victor frankenstein is not only a victim of his pursuit he is also a fickle creator whose care and interest in his creation is not much different than that of a small child he is a creator who creates and then abandons.
This is why when the monster meets with his creator frankenstein he demands the creation of a partner, one whom they would share love and an intimate relationship with victor starts the creation of the partner but on critical thinking of the actions of the monster, retreats his work and even destroys the creation.
The family relationship frankenstein english literature essay print reference this published: 23rd march, their parents later adopted another child elizabeth who frankenstein is infatuated with, when he is five years this is why when the monster meets with his creator frankenstein he demands the creation of a partner, one whom they.
Creator and created in mary shelley's frankenstein naomi hetherington mary has split her middle term between both creator and created, so that evil has become endemic in the system claridge, l p, 'parent-child tensions in frankenstein: the search for communion', studies the novel 17 (1985), pp 14-26. In this article i will be looking at the relationship between frankenstein and his monster throughout the novel from the very moment 'the wretch' opened his 'watery eyes' the relationship between the creator and the created changes from hate to disgust to pity to a little compassion, from fear to revenge and destruction mary shelley has used language and imagery to great effect to portray the high emotions both frankenstein and his monster feel throughout the novel.
In mary shelly's frankenstein, the author uses the following archetypal relationships to juxtapose victor and the monster: doppelganger: the monster is a doppelganger, or ghostly twin, of victor he haunts his creator, vowing revenge against his family foil: the monster is a foil, or a reflection, of victor he is his master's dark side made flesh. The parent/child theme is most explicit in the relationship between victor frankenstein and the creature at first, the roles in the relationship seem clear, with victor acting as a father to the nascent being he’s created.
The only difference between frankenstein and us is that when we fail at our attempts to be our own god, we usually look for new ways to become god he is also a fickle creator whose care and interest in his creation is not much different than that of a small child he is a creator who creates and then abandons the center for gospel. Creator and created in mary shelley's frankenstein naomi hetherington for instance, biographical critics have examined mary's own relationships, in particular her marriage with shelley, mary has split her middle term between both creator and created, so that evil has become endemic in the system.
Frankenstein may have longed for a nurturing relationship such as that between a parent and a child and not one with a peer but for me, i see frankenstein as a curious and naïve young man looking for adventure since he feeds off the compliments his professors provide him with. Mary shelley's frankenstein the book frankenstein was written by mary shelly in 1816 the book took one year to complete this novel was written when mary shelly was on her journey in switzerland. In mary shelley’s novel, frankenstein, the relationship between victor frankenstein and the creature he has given life to can be explained by applying psychoanalytic criticism this explanation will look specifically at victor’s oedipal complex, the developmental issues of the creature, and the id/ego/superego dynamics between victor and the creature.