The head of the Frankenstein family, Alphonse is a loving father to Victor and his other children. Victor owes his remarkable genius to his father who has done everything to make his children happy and created all the conditions of his intellectual development. Alphonse also teaches his children that the family ties are the most important one in life. His support and praise gave Victor the opportunity to become an outstanding scientist and create a living creature. All the tragic events happening in his family plunge him into depression and sorrow as the man of his age should never witness the death of his children.
Alphonse Frankenstein in the Essays