In Mary Shelley’s novel

In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, Victor is a scientist who becomes obsessed with the experiment of his creation of a creature, but becomes tormented, and as a result, rejects it due to the creature’s grotesque appearance. There has been a great deal of controversy and debates for decades over whether inherited genes or environmental factors might influence one’s behavior and development. This idea being at the forefront of the Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is later explored in the development of the creature’s behavior and answers the question of why a character is the outcome of experiences and societal alienation. Through several encounters between Victor and the creature, Shelley reveals that Victor’s failings as a parent and mentor, the creature’s isolation from society, and society’s reaction to it has been the source of his evil nature. The creature’s character is a direct result of how he was nurtured, based on his experiences and circumstances, rather than being naturally evil from birth.