Abandonment Quotes In Frankenstein

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Extracts derived from Letter IV of ‘Frankenstein’ foreshadows the elementary ideas that are instilled during the course of the novel. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was influenced by many such as husband P.B Shelley, her father William Goodwin and his friend the Scientist Erasmus Darwin. Considering these people and the context at the time which influenced Shelley. It’s no surprise theories on Galvanism, Romantic literal movement and its resulting opposition to the industrial revolution, are expressed through the novel. These events clearly have influenced on the key themes such as dangerous knowledge, abandonment and isolation and monstrosity that are so permeate throughout the novel. The extracts provide a glimpse of these themes …show more content…
Companionship is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle for any human, without this feelings of abandonment and or isolation occurs; leading to a damaged individual. Abandonment in ‘Frankenstein’ plays a key role, specifically when it comes to the “monster.” The storyline is ironic in the sense that Victor seeking companionship because of a feeling of abandonment and isolation creates a monster, but then decides to cast it off without gaging its personality. Clearly Victor lacks any emotional attachment even though he spent so many months perfecting the monster and existing close to it. Although not directly referenced, it’s foreshadowed throughout the extracts. For example, through dialogue with Victor the monster brings up the subject of maternal care “you were my father, my creator.” The monster feels that Victor is the parental figure in their relationship and therefore owes a duty of care and responsibility but instead has been abscised from his father. Also, reflective tone “For the first time, also, I felt what the duties of a creator towards his creature were, and that I ought to render him happy before I complained of his wickedness.” Victor seems to have a shot moment of affinity, realising his responsibility, but in the end chooses to ignore it. Evidently, demanding tone “I am alone and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me.” The monster longs for a companion and demands one, this would remove the sense of abandonment left by his creator and provide him with the much longed for companionship. In the respect of Mary Shelley’s life, it is no surprise that abandonment and companionship are such major topics. Feelings of abandoned after so many deaths of her offspring the story its role is a contributing factor to the inclusion of the topic. Mary Shelley lost the opportunity to nurture her own children due to unfortunate

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