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The time passes the main concerns and values of humanity stay the same, the only thing that changes are names, times, and places. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel that exposes many concerns of society through time. Some of these main issues are exposed through out the novel, as parental responsibility, nature vs. nurture, and abortion. Victor and the creature are the two characters that are a good example of this problems that existed more than 100 years ago that the book was wrote, can be easily put in example now at days. These problematic will continue to be one of the biggest issues of an irresponsible society.

Victor Frankenstein is a character demonstrates how easy it is for some people to just ignore their parental responsibility with their children. Many parents are willing to raise perfect children, but when things don’t turn out as they expect they abandon them. Whether it is a legal, physical, or mental issue some parents just ignore the fact that this children did not asked to come to this world. According to Victor, “Mingled with this horror, I felt the bitterness of disappointment; dreams that had been my food and pleasant rest for so long a space were now become a hell to me; and the change was so rapid, the overthrow so complete” (Shelley 36). Victor feels disappointment of his son, and he decides to abandon him, instead of trying to deal with his creation. He was the only one responsible for his creature, but has the lack of courage to confront his problem leads him to abandonment.

Nature vs. nurture is seen through the creature’s character. This creature was created by Victor, but nurtured by society. As humans we all have a kind, and naive nature. Different circumstances and experiences through life make us change. The way we are nurtured has a lot to do with the kind of persons we turn into. If we are constantly teased by other, will learn how to react to people, we can become aggressive as the creature. The creature became extremely temperamental, as he says, “I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead on my feet”(Shelley 102). After killing Victor’s younger brother on a moment of rage, he then calms down and realizes that he shouldn’t have destroyed him. Here the creature reveals his nature side, and lets the reader appreciate how his lack of nurture let him to this fatal consequence.

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