Monday, August 25, 2008

Guardian-Angel Father

“But the appearance of my father was to me like that of my guardian angel” (171).

Believed to be sent by God to guard someone, a guardian angel is a symbolic figure to many people. A guardian angel can take various forms, such as a person, a dog, and its purpose it to protect someone from whatever dangers they may find themselves in. Frankenstein’s father seems to be his guardian angel because of the paternal bond between the two; he knows, or at least hopes, that his father will be able to protect him from his monster.

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