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frankenstein: the real monster

             After reading the first 5 chapters of the book, I already have a decent perception of Dr Frankenstein's motives for creating his so-called "monster". Dr Frankenstein had a happy average childhood. Although his parents would never beat him or shout at him, his upbringing lacked a certain imagination usually nourished by parents, his parents encouraged him to learn but only to learn about realistic matters. In the story, Victor's parents were very down to earth, and as a result Victor grew up as a very levelheaded individual. This lead to mean that victor became almost secretly obsessed with the fascinating works of great scientists, Things that weren't necessarily 100% accurate but would pass off as science so they were allowed by his parents, The books would talk of operations, the human body, and could easily keep a small intelligent boy interested for hours. As he wasn't brought up to believe in fairy tales, something that was both realistic and exciting would have been a great fascination and a nice change from the average. Because Victor had grown up with less adventure, it was almost like he had a lot to make up for. .
             I would say Victor meant no harm whatsoever in creating his monstrosity, and that curiosity got the better of him. He put years of effort into his newfound passion, but there is a turning point in which Victors intentions change. After his first failure to bring the creature to life, his passions becomes stronger and it becomes a necessity to him that he succeeds, it is at this point that his images of fame become vivid and not far out of reach. He acts in a power hungry and greedy manner "A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. No father could claim the gratitude of his child co completely as I should deserve theirs " He completely contradicts his own actions by saying, " If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful " This statement completely describes Victor's behaviour.

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