The Theme Of Isolation In Frankenstein

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Isolation is the lack of contact with people. It can be presented in various forms which have given humanity different types of thinkers and philosophers which have imposed greatness upon the world. Unfortunately, this greatness doesn’t come without a price. Isolation is a single powerful entity which deliberated humans from the things in which they cherish. This type of isolation is best seen in Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” through the main character “Victor Frankenstein” ambitions/desires that have blinded him, the sickness of concealing the truth and the need to avenge which left him alone in the world. First and foremost, Victor’s ambitions and desires have deprived the character from realizing what greatness he already has in …show more content…
This is seen when the seventeen year old pupil travels to the University of Ingolstadt to purse his future career. Meanwhile, pleasing his father by sending the family notes of his progress every once in a while. “I know that while you are pleased with yourself you will think of us with affection, and we shall hear regularly from you” (Shelly, pg 55). This aspect changed after Victor realizes that his dream of recreating life was no longer a figment of his imagination and now was able to make it a reality. This in turn has helped his mentally to grow and depleted from his emotional and physical side. “I was in reality very ill, and surely nothing but the unbounded and unremitting attentions of my friend could have restored me to life” (Shelly, pg 63). This shows that Victor himself knew that at this point in his life that he was sickened from the loneness that overcame him as he was creating the monster. Also, believes that the only cure for his condition is through the care of his beloved friend “Henry Clerval”, who finally was allowed by his father to pursue his passion to study in the University of Ingolstadt. Henry also assisted Victor in reconnecting with his family “he spared them this grief by concealing the extent of my disorder” (Shelly, pg 63), this shows that through only Henry’s help was Victor able to contact his family without any troubles. Thus, “By very slow degrees, with frequent relapses that alarmed and grieved my friend, I recovered” (Shelly, pg 63), that as Victor reveals more about his illness to Henry and about the monster, he slowly recovers. Which could mean that the more lies and secret Victor keep the more harm and despair, will come to himself and to the people he

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