Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein ' Essay

1021 Words Dec 4th, 2015 5 Pages
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor’s world is in a continuous state of change, from his family to his environment. However, the one thing that never deviates in the novel is Victor’s negative perspective of the Creature. Victor cannot change his perspective because he sees himself in the Creature, he has grown to despise himself due to his various actions in the novel, and because of this he hates the monster.
Elizabeth, the most important member of Victor’s family, appears to be one of the constants in Victor’s life, however, even she experiences change. At her deathbed, Victor’s mother expressed her want for Victor and Elizabeth become married. “‘My children,’ she said, ‘my firmest hopes of future happiness were placed on the prospect of your union.” (Shelley, 42) This request by Victor’s mother begins the endless references of his and Elizabeth’s marriage in the novel. In her letters to Victor, Elizabeth repeatedly expresses her longing for their marriage. She hints the topic of marriage occasionally while other times she blatantly asks Victor about their eventual union. “You very well know, […] also be our case?” (Shelley, 203) To Victor, Elizabeth is a constant that will always be waiting for his return so they can become married. However, Elizabeth is not impervious to change, Victor notices a change in her when he returns to Geneva for the wedding. When he sees her he says, “She was thinner and had lost much of that heavenly vivacity that had before charmed me…

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