Isolation In Frankenstein Essay

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The book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley tells a story about an inventor named Victor Frankenstein who brings back a human from the dead. Frankenstein then abandons his creation and the monster is then left all alone. Later on, the monster finds Frankenstein and asks Frankenstein if he would make the monster a life companion and at first Frankenstein agrees. Later on, Frankenstein 's changes his mind and the monster gets angry and swears to get revenge on Frankenstein. Through the use of conflict between Frankenstein and the monster, Shelley advocates that being put in isolation can have a significantly, specifically violent, negative affect on how an individual acts.
After being rejected several times by society the monster starts to become
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The monster has been the only one of Frankenstein’s creations, this makes him be the only one to experience his situations. Eventually this loneliness makes him want a companion to share his struggle in working towards gaining his knowledge and the rejection he receives from humans. “Shall each man find a wife for his bosom and each beast have his mate, and I be alone?... I will watch with the wiliness of a snake, that I may sting with its venom shall repent of the injuries you inflict” (122-123). Within the two years of his solitude, the creature teaches himself many skills, and while he was learning, he had seen the DeLacey’s and the family bond they had. This leads him to feel lonely and in want for a companion. When he tells Frankenstein “shall each man find a wife for his bosom and each beast his mate,” he brings forth that even beasts have partners for which to live and reproduce with. The Creature feels that although he is not of a natural existence, he should still have the chance to love like the “beasts” do. The monster also compares himself to a snake, “will watch with the wiliness of a snake… I may sting with its venom”. Snakes are known to be evil but smart animals, so when the monster compares himself to one he is saying that he will be cruel and smart so that he may get the best revenge on frankenstein that he can. The word “wiliness” also means that he will be very smart and precise about his revenge so that it will hurt Frankenstein in the best way possible. Another place where it is evident that isolation leads to terrible outcomes, is in the poem Paradise Lost. After Lucifer is cast down to hell, he begins to want revenge against God. “To bow and sue for grace… and deify his power… so spake the apostate angel, though in pain, vaunting aloud, but racked with deep despair: And him thus answered

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