The Loss Of Morality In Frankenstein By Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley follows the story of a man named Victor Frankenstein who strives to create a perfect being, but eventually only creates a disturbing monster. He abandons his creation and the monster eventually wreaks havoc, killing several people and taunting his creator in an endless chase. Both Victor and the monster hide themselves away from society out of disgrace and fear, allowing them to create new ethical ideas. Social isolation leads to a loss of morality.
Solitude induces a shameful development of morals. When he goes off to college, Frankenstein detaches himself from his friends and family. Frankenstein reflects on his actions from prior to making the monster saying, "I (was so deeply) engrossed in my occupation... I
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However, Frankenstein was only regretful because the monster wasn’t what he envisioned. Had the monster been perfect as he desired, he wouldn’t feel trapped. He was blinded by his achievements and forgot his friends and family to create the demon. Frankenstein 's remorse reveals his understanding of the long term implications of creating the monster. Even after the creation, Frankenstein continues to isolate himself from companions. After telling Victor his story, the monster threatens Frankenstein to create him a female mate. When he returns to his home, Frankenstein feels "as if (he was) placed under a ban-- as if (he) had no right to claim (his family 's) sympathies-- as if never more might (he) enjoy companionship with them” (137). Frankenstein repeats “as if” in his speculations, which shows his urgency in the decision to make a female monster. Instead of finding help …show more content…
Frankenstein did not have remorse in the creation of the monster. He only regretted that he failed in making his being perfect. Frankenstein, had he succeeded in the task of killing the monster, would most likely try again. The monster, on the other hand, realized the horrible things he had done and planned to kill himself to make up for it. He recognized the faults in his morals and decided that he was too bad of a person to be saved. The monster was unable to achieve morals because being shunned by society denied him the ability to learn them. Frankenstein lost his morals before creating the monster because of how he hid at school. He found nothing morally wrong with playing God and creating life. Frankenstein abandoned his creation because he didn’t want to be reminded of his failure. However, he was doomed to fail for it is impossible to expect an imperfect creator to make a perfect

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