|Monster Mondays - 12 Great Monster Dads
||[Jun. 23rd, 2009|10:07 pm]
things that go BUMP in the night...
Today a very special Monster Mondays looks at the famous fathers of monsterdom. As a soon to be dad, I'm interested in what each of these earthbound abominations can teach me about what makes a good parent, and what makes an unholy creature of the night.|
Monsters are ranked in order of parenting skills.
12. Dr. Victor Frankenstein.
While I normally live my life by the motto WWVFD? when it comes to parenting the good doctor is about as bad as it gets. After creating a man out of corpses, he neglects to name it, insults its looks, abandons it, and then hunts it down to kill it. It's clear in the book and many of the movies that the monster sees Victor as his father, and since the Doctor never gave him a proper name, the family name of Frankenstein is absolutely as the only name of the creature. Frankenstein deniers say the only Frankenstein was Victor, a statement the Dr would find a relieving since it takes up his position of denying his creation its family and humanity. Frankienstein's Monster my ass. And if that wasn't bad enough, Dr. Frankenstein is no more capable of parenting when it's his own flesh and blood and not a reanimated corpse. Son of Frankenstein is alienated and spiteful of his father, who was always more a mad scientist then a family man.
See Dads 11-1 after the jump