Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde An Analysis of Relationships
When Dr. Frankenstein initially created the monster from the many body parts that he collected, it was his hope that such a creation could be an overall benefit to make. In much the same way that a father holds his son at the moment after birth and admires the perfection that nature has done, Frankenstein beheld the creature he had created and was seized not with admiration but with panic and horror at the thing that he had allowed coming into this world. Although the creature itself was incomplete and longed for human interaction, touch, love, and all of the needs that regular people have, these needs were not provided by the creator/father. Instead, the creator/father drove the creature fro his sight, and eventually hid from him and cursed him. This naturally caused a great many problems. The first of these was the fact that Frankenstein himself noted, There was non among the myriads of men that existed who would pity or assist me. and should I feel kindness towards my enemies? No: from that moment I declared everlasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him who had formed me and sent me forth to this insupportable misery (Shelley 17).By way of comparison, one can understand the many different psychological issues and difficulties that can and will develop in a human father and son relationship when love affection or care is not given. For this reason, the reader can see a strong parallel to the way in which Dr. Frankenstein treated the creation which he ultimately dubbed a monster and the way in which countless of scarred and traumatized young people have experienced mistreatment at the hands of their own fathers. Says Dr. Frankenstein, I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to a hell of intense tortures, such as no language can describe (Shelley 44). Although the level of comparison is a bit of a leap, it is useful for the reader to understand the way in which the paternal rejection had a profound effect on the way in which the monster himself developed.