The Importance Of Love In The Reading Of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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I believe love is the most significant piece in the puzzle we call life. If you would give a man strength, knowledge and wealth, something would still be missing… love. Love takes many forms us as human can yearn for, whether it be from family, friends or a relation with more of an intimate intent. Through personal experiences and beliefs, along with the reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in class and personal readings of the Human Condition by Hannah Arendt, I came to the conclusion that a person cannot reach their full potential, find happiness or simply live without some type of human connection or love in their hearts. With love in our hearts we can thrive and grow, when love goes absent the heart grows cold and we are brought to a …show more content…
For the creature he saw no point in living any longer in a world, where he would never have anyone he could relate to or share life with. For people who have experienced love in their lives for some time, the pain of having to lose something as concert as love, in their life is often detrimental to their health and life. Through my reading of Frankenstein, I came across a passage that spoke so deeply to me, “Elizabeth, her tears and endless sorrow when she should find her lover so barbarously snatched from her” (Shelley, Frankenstein, pp. 117). I can just imagine the horror she would feel having her lover taken from her by a hideous monster have her lose interest in living, be similar to the pain of my father losing his wife, often asking himself “what is my purpose of life now?”. For some the pain of their heart going cold is too much, they lose their own interest to live and they act upon these negative feelings. Peoples lively heart beat can stop when the love stops or when its realized they will never feel love again. For the monster in Frankenstein, his realization of his fate of being alone forever, causes him to cast away on journey to find inner peace through his …show more content…
When the creature in Frankenstein, is unable to find the love he seeks, it fills his mind with spite, anger, and revenge. When he comes in contact with Victor, he mutters some gruesome words, “If I cannot inspire love I will cause fear” (Shelley, Frankenstein, pp. 98). We find later that this was not an empty threat by any means, the monster did carry out more than one devious act. I find the monsters actions to be on the same lines of certain people, through the lack or lose of love an inner monster could be released in anyone. We have all heard stories of crazy ex-lovers murdering their ex’s new lovers or how after a break up someone goes haywire. Stories like those prove just how much people crave even an ounce of love and if they can’t get it, they will take it from others so they too can feel the pain of

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