Frankenstein begins by documenting the epistles from Robert Walton, a Captain set out to explore and expand his scientific knowledge to his beloved sister, Margaret Saville. These correspondences form the outline of the narrative in which Captain Walton tells the story of Victor Frankenstein and his creature to his sister (Shelley, 1998). The following points are some of the main points from the reading.
Feeling of seclusion and neglect and the effects that lonesomeness has on human beings: the three main characters in this story: Frankenstein, Walton, and the monster went through a feeling of seclusion and neglect. The correspondences written by Captain Walton to his sister are full of his feelings of solitude as his adventure anticipated exploration begins to lose its appeal and glamour. Frankenstein experiences anxiety and fear all through the account. Frankenstein’s work separates him from his family right from the beginning of the book. He spent scores of his life years in seclusion. These detrimental feelings of isolation intensified when his family and close friends began to die later in the fairy-tale. The monster conclusively expresses how severely his loneliness distorted him. The monster explains his feelings of seclusion and neglect (Shelley, 1998).
Parenting and the responsibilities of parents towards their child/children: Although Frankenstein enjoyed full parental support and love all the way through, Frankenstein never took the responsibility to love the monster he has created, but instead abandoned this monster and he never at any one point in the narrative devote his time to attend the creature, just as his caring parents had done for him as a infant. Frankenstein was so detachment and he never saw himself as the responsible parent.The novel explores the creator-creation affiliation and the collective need for care and affection from one’s parents, family and society (Shelley, 1998).
Taking responsibility of our own actions: Frankenstein is painstakingly negligent and lacks the audacity to own up to the consequences of his actions. It is unfortunate that Frankenstein’s enchanted upbringing did not prepare him for the actual world. Frankenstein never grew up to take responsibility for his own deeds (Shelley, 1998).
Neglect and abuse may result in crime. Frankenstein’s neglect of his creature causes the ogre to feel as an outcast, rousing bitterness and anger in the monster. This feeling results into violent reactions and the creature murder those whom Frankenstein holds dear, until the end when Frankenstein himself dies and the creature leaves to commit suicide (Shelley, 1998).
Frankenstein categorically warns Walton of the desolate effects of allowing one’s ambition and aspiration to push one to endeavor beyond what one is competent of fulfilling. Frankenstein confesses that is the mistake he made, and Walton was in danger of the same as he sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hope of achieving recognition and friendship (Shelley, 1998).