In chapter 1 of Frankenstein, what are some positive relationship points and what are some disturbing relationship points?

One positive relationship point in chapter one of Frankenstein is Victor's parents' supportive relationship with each other. One possibly disturbing relationship point could be Caroline's insistence that Victor and Elizabeth marry, which creates a foredoomed relationship.

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In the opening chapter of Frankenstein,Victor starts telling us—and Walton—about his family background. Generally speaking, Victor gives us an positive account of his upbringing, complete with close relationships, such as that between his father, Alphonse, and his mother, Caroline . Alphonse generously agreed to become Caroline's...

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In the opening chapter of Frankenstein, Victor starts telling us—and Walton—about his family background. Generally speaking, Victor gives us an positive account of his upbringing, complete with close relationships, such as that between his father, Alphonse, and his mother, Caroline. Alphonse generously agreed to become Caroline's protector when her father, Alphonse's friend Beaufort, died in poverty. Two years later, Alphonse and Caroline were married, and Victor was born not long after.

A further positive relationship can be observed between Caroline and Elizabeth, who will one day be Victor's beloved. In the revised edition of Frankenstein—but not the original—Caroline discovers Elizabeth as an orphaned child during a trip to Italy. Caroline adopts Elizabeth and brings her back to Switzerland. Thus begins a very close relationship between Caroline and Elizabeth.

There are no disturbing relationships as such in Chapter 1 of Frankenstein, but Caroline's insistence that Victor and Elizabeth should one day marry foreshadows the doomed relationship that will eventually develop between them when they are older. Both Caroline and Elizabeth are clearly warm-hearted individuals, with a somewhat innocent outlook on life. Neither of them has the slightest idea of what Victor is really like and what he's capable of. Little do they know that he will one day create a hideous monster, whose very existence will destroy a number of his most important relationships.

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