Forbidden knowledge
December 11, 2015
Outline for final essay

1. Compare and contrast three parent/child relationships in Frankenstein, one of which must be the relationship between Victor and his monster. What does it mean to be a good or bad parent? A good or bad child? What do we learn about parenting from this text?

Thesis:
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 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.

Body 1: relationship between Victor and his monster.

Body 2: Caroline and Justine relationship (looks at her good behaviour at the trial).

Body 3: the Delacey’s- Felix and Agatha treat their old man well.