Forbidden knowledge
Final essay

Final essay
It is often said that all a person needs, to get by in life is to be loved by someone. If this is true, then nearly everybody in this world has everything they need because most people are lucky enough to be loved unconditionally by their parents. However, sometimes love and attention is all children get from their parents. Children also need disciple and moral lessons from their parents in order to be successful adults. Applying this idea to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Mary Shelley appears to be showing us the relationship between the parents and its child; most importantly the behaviour between Victor Frankenstein and his creature has an important factor in their own life. The author explores parental absence in it various forms. As she was a victim of parental absence herself, Shelley’s novel provide a theme on the role of the parent in identity development and, more importantly the consequences associated with parental absence. One of the relationships that Mary Shelley emphasise the most throughout the novel is the bound between Victor and his creation. There are instances in which some parents neglect their children, which is also what Victor did that made his creation created havoc and violence around the village. In terms of their relationship with their mother, Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein and Justine Moritz are not related in any way but their character are represented as a mother and daughter relation. Also, the absent of the mother role throughout the novel is very critical because most of the families who had or raised without a mother end up having a dysfunctional family.