Role of mother in Frankenstein

The father says to Victor: "My dear Victor, do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash". This reaction had a profound effect on Frankenstein, and they also emphasised the unloving relationship between the father and son, which can also be contrasted with that between the mother and son.

The inclusion of Frankenstein's mother in the story is not only significant in demonstrating the important role of the mother within the family unit and within society, but it is also important in revealing aspects of Frankenstein's character. Frankenstein's dream is the most blatant aspect of the novel that does this. After the creation of the monster, Frankenstein has a nightmare in which he embraces and kisses Elizabeth before he realises that he is holding the body of his mother. On a basic level, this suggests that Frankenstein had incestuous desires for his mother. The relationship between Frankenstein and his mother was obviously a strong one, and Frankenstein was deeply affected after her death. He satisfies his obsession to be reunited with his mother by becoming a mother himself by making the monster, forcing him to reject a relationship with Elizabeth.

The importance of the mother within the family is also


 
 
 
 
 
 



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