In Chapter 4, as Victor Frankenstein dedicates himself to constructing his monster, he is so single-minded in his pursuit that he ignores everything around him—nature, family, and friends. During a glorious summer that Frankenstein largely ignores, he thinks of his father, who has asked Frankenstein to write to him regularly. Frankenstein thinks:
"I knew well therefore what would be my father’s feelings, but I could not tear my thoughts from my employment, loathsome in itself, but which had taken an irresistible hold of my imagination. I wished, as it were, to procrastinate all that related to my feelings of affection until the great object, which swallowed up every habit of my nature, should be completed."
Though he knows his father will be upset that he isn't writing to him, Frankenstein cannot tear himself away from his work, even though he finds it wearying. He puts aside all affection for his father until he can complete his work, suggesting that Frankenstein has become unnatural...
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