Essay on Analysis Of ' Frankenstein ' By Mary Shelley

781 Words Feb 5th, 2016 4 Pages
A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape painly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to when I had given life.” (Shelley 43)

An unfortunate or miserable person.
A base, despicale, or vile person.
An unhappy person.

Wretch is used when Frankenstein first reacts to the creature’s physical looks, a creature filled with innocence. Frankenstein realizes the horrid monster he created and immediately becomes shaken. “Wretch” is significant because it summarizes the way that society views the creation. Anytime they see the creature, they also react in a horrified manner, just as Frankenstein did. The creature also perceives himself as a wretch because he recognizes that he is different and he is an outcast, so he considers himself less than any normal human.




Throughout Frankenstein, Victor seems to always be in an irate state because of the dangerous creation at large. His mind cannot seem to go at ease except for a few times where Frankenstein “contemplated the lake: the waters were placid; all around was calm,” thus restoring him to his usual self (Shelley 58). The interesting thing about the lake is that since the death of his brother, he feels a sense of guilt. He once again becomes uneasy since the lake remains peaceful, even through all the events he has had to go through. Frankenstein views this…

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