Abandonment Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein ' Essay

1874 Words Jun 10th, 2016 8 Pages
“No father had watched my infant days, no mother had blessed me with smiles and caresses; or if they had, all my past life was now a blot,a blind vacancy in which I distinguished nothing”(Pg.109) The theme found throughout Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is the dark, isolated,and dangerous feeling of being abandoned. Whether it be when Victor 's father disowns him, when his mother 's dies so he doesn’t have anyone to talk to, or when he decides to dedicate his life to something with no human contact only focusing on work which takes a huge mental toll on Victor to something that he immediately abandons. That creation also has noticeable complications when he is abandoned eventually going on a murderous rampage which is caused by abandonment. The theme of abandonment is also found in the epic poem Paradise Lost, Satan is abandoned by God which makes him turn into the typical Satan we see in pop culture, mad with power and pure evil. Similar to The Monster being abandoned by Victor, Satan is Abandoned by god causing them both to go mad because there creator disowned them. Parallels between Paradise Lost and Frankenstein are riddled throughout the novel, They are seen in the Letters, Before the Creation, During the creation of the Monster, and after the creation of the monster. The setting of Frankenstein is the cold and isolated Europe one that on the outside seems like something beautiful and pleasant but the deeper you look the darker and more twisted it gets. With the…

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