Frankenstein The Monster Analysis

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Frankenstein, a novel written by Mary Shelley, depicts a young man, Victor Frankenstein who creates a monster, only to realize he doesn’t like the look of the creature, therefore rejecting, and cursing it. This leads The Monster, who is considered to be of the male gender to begin to murder and hurt the individuals closest to Victor Frankenstein. Due to isolation, neglect, lack of intimacy and social rejection, Frankenstein’s creature, The Monster, was inspired to murder most of Frankenstein’s loved ones; giving Frankenstein a taste of the neglect, isolation and lack of intimacy, Frankenstein deprived him of by rejecting him and refusing to create a wife for him. These psychological analyses will be tied to the author, Mary Shelley and how …show more content…
Her father, when she was four years old, proceeded to marry another woman and she had two step sisters. After eloping with young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she later married, and her step sister, Claire Clairmont, Mary Shelley writes Frankenstein after a dream she had (Britton 1). With the suggestion of Lord Byron for all of them to write a ghost story, Shelly began to write Frankenstein which was the only story out of the four that got published (Hamberg). Shelley lost her stepsister and two of her children, but soon she had a son whom she named Percy. Soon, she lost her husband, Percy Shelley, who drowned in a boating accident in 1822 (Britton 2). There is this reoccurring theme of loss and grief in the life of Mary Shelley. First, her mother, then her step sister, her two children and finally, her beloved …show more content…
These individuals who have been excluded “tend to behave aggressively, but their aggression drops precipitously when they regain some sense of acceptance and social connection or regain a feeling of control in their surroundings.” (Dewall, et al. 984) Frankenstein’s monster behaved aggressively towards people around him who had rejected him and caused him to be ostracized. People like his so-called friends at the cottage were vastly affected by the consequences of their behavior and reaction towards The Monster. The Monster burnt down their cottage, but it would not have been so, if they did not react towards him in such a negative manner. If Victor Frankenstein hadn’t treated The Monster like a monster and accepted and given him the bride that he requested, he would not have killed his loved ones to give Frankenstein a taste of how he

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