Frankenstein Case Study

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Would a mother be responsible for his adult son’s misdeeds? In Mary Shelley 's book, “Frankenstein” Victor creates a creature who then kills numerous amount of people. Some may speculate that Victor is responsible for the murders, but the creature is the one to blame. Victor Frankenstein is not responsible for the actions of the Creature. The Creature has 100 percent control over his actions and has logical decision making. The one who does the crime, should also be the one who takes the responsibility of the crime. The Creature has full responsibility of his actions. Victor has created the Creature therefore causings the crimes, but does not mean Victor is responsible. Victor is technically the birthgiver or father of the Creature; a parent…show more content…
The Creature is essentially a super human having the capabilities of a genius level iq. When the Creature is hiding from the De Lacy’s, “My days were spent in close attention, that I might more speedily master the language; and I may boast that I improved more rapidly than the Arabian, who understood very little and conversed in broken accents, whilst I comprehended and could imitate almost every word that was spoken” (Shelley 121). The Creature learns an entire language language in short time span and only with very little resources. The average person would not be capable of learning a language as the Creature. The intelligence of the Creature would explain that most of his murders were intentional and well thought out. In addition, the Creature has the brain of a developed adult. When Victor was creating the Creature he said, “His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath” (Shelley 58). It would be illogical for Victor to insert a brain of a child into a behemoth sized body. It would not be proportional, so Victor would have to put in a adult brain. The fully developed adult brain, unlike a child’s brain the developed brain has proper decision making and basic thought. Memory would disappear, as it is not a physical thing, but the human brain keeps the decision making, consciousness, and thinking. That is what separates humans and
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