ANALYSIS ON FRANKENSTEIN’S FATHER

by P-demenace
(Jersey)

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CHAPTER 1 ANALYSIS ON FRANKENSTEIN’S FATHER
Frankenstein's father Alphonse ,was wealthy, a man of integrity and respect. He was a reputable figure in society and from what I figured out, a patriot. He was a civil servant who was heavily dedicated to his civil work in serving his country. Victor states,” He was respected by all who knew him for his integrity and indefatigable attention to public business”. One of the early observations that I made when reading this chapter is that Alphonse, Victor and Walton are very much alike when it comes to idealism and dedication towards their work, even though it became somehow destructive to them. Victor was dedicated towards creating life out of scavenged corpse parts and this lead to him creating a monster that he regrets and caused him so much misery and remorse. Walton being dedicated towards his voyage for glory, and discovery, finds himself in an estranged relationship with his sister whom he loves dearly and that left him lonely, while Alphonse’s dedication to his work had a negative impact on his personal life preventing him from marrying early.
Alphonse was a very nice, kind and generous man. As victor stated he went in search of his friend and was ready to help him out by all means. Not all friends can be so considerate and considering the fact that Beaufort went from rich to poor, social class stereotype could have altered his affection towards him, as is often the case. However, Alphonse was determined to find him and help him out regardless of anything.
Victor spends half of this chapter explaining the relationship between his father and mother. One of the reasons why I think Alphonse married Caroline was to repay his friend after his death, since he was unable to make it up to him when he was alive. Therefore the same love and admiration he had for Beaufort was the same he had for her. He was a man who loved his wife and children dearly. However, the love he had for his wife was a love of sympathy and tender feelings, he adored her. As Victors states, “There was show of gratitude and worship on his on his attachment to my mother…recompensing her for the sorrows she had endured…”. Normally, when you love a person out of sympathy you want to satisfy them by all means. He wanted her to always be convenient because of the difficulties she had being through in life.
The last side of Alphonse that this chapter reveals is that he was a benevolent man and a humanitarian. Accompanying his wife to the cottages of the poor and later allowing her to adopt Elizabeth shows those qualities. Not all husbands allow their wife to adopt or even have a stranger within the family, especially if she is not barren. Also I think Alphonse’s benevolent character towards strangers might have being instilled in him by Caroline since she saw it as an obligation to help the poor and needy.

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CHAPTER 1 ANALYSIS ON FRANKENSTEIN’S FATHER

Frankenstein's father Alphonse, was wealthy, a man of integrity and respect. He was a reputable figure in society and from what I figured out, a patriot. He was a civil servant who was heavily dedicated to his civil work in serving his country. Victor states,” He was respected by all who knew him for his integrity and indefatigable attention to public business”.

One of the early observations that I made when reading this chapter, is that Alphonse, Victor and Walton are very much alike when it comes to idealism and dedication to their work, even though it became somehow destructive to them.

Victor was dedicated to creating life out of scavenged corpse parts and this lead to him creating a monster that he regreted and caused him much misery and remorse.

Walton, being dedicated to his voyage for glory, and discovery, found himself in an estranged relationship with his sister, whom he loved dearly, and that left him lonely, while Alphonse’s dedication to his work had a negative impact on his personal life, preventing him from marrying early.

Alphonse was a very nice, kind and generous man. As victor stated, he went in search of his friend and was ready to help him out by all means. Not all friends can be so considerate, and considering the fact that Beaufort went from rich to poor, social class stereotype could have altered Alphonse's affection towards him, as is often the case. However, Alphonse was determined to find him and help him out regardless of anything.

Victor spends half of this chapter explaining the relationship between Alphonse and his father and mother. One of the reasons why I think Alphonse married Caroline was to repay his friend after his death, since he was unable to make it up to him when he was alive. Therefore the love and admiration he had for Beaufort was the same he had for Caroline. He was a man who loved his wife and children dearly. However, the love he had for his wife was a love of sympathy and tender feelings, he adored her. As Victor states, “There was show of gratitude and worship on his attachment to my mother…recompensing her for the sorrows she had endured…”.

Normally, when you love a person out of sympathy you want to satisfy them by all means. He wanted her to always be comfortable because of the difficulties she had been through in life.

The last side of Alphonse that this chapter reveals, is that he was a benevolent man and a humanitarian. Accompanying his wife to the cottages of the poor and later allowing her to adopt Elizabeth shows those qualities. Not all husbands allow their wife to adopt or even have a stranger within the family, especially if she is not barren.

Also, I think Alphonse’s benevolent character towards strangers might have been instilled in him by Caroline, since she saw it as an obligation to help the poor and needy.

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