By: Carmen Ibarra

Victor Frankenstein’s dark desire for his deceased mother correlates back to Freud’s theory of uncanny stating that ” all humans have homosexual and heterosexual desires as part of their polymorphous perversity, but some of those drives remain unconscious, while other, more conscious…” 117 When Frankenstein first describes his dream he starts it with visualizing himself kissing Elizabeth (which he considers her to be his sister) later on Elizabeth disappears and he goes into detail about how he’s feeling when he is dreaming about his deceased mother is in his arms. “…a cold dew covered my forehead, my teeth chattered, and every limb became convulsed…” 60 basically Victor was having a dark desired dream of his mother and Elizabeth.

In my personal opinion, I don’t believe we sexually desire our parents and compete with our parent growing up, however, when we do grow up we look for someone like our parents (if that parent was a strong figure in our lives). We search for someone with similar characteristics, such as someone who can be as respectful, caring, and loving as our parent is to us. It’s disturbing to have that kind of mentality that we sexually desire our parents enough to search for a partner like them, but in Frankenstein, we obviously do see that there is this kind of mentality and he does sexually desire his mother and loves Elizabeth because she is much like his mother.