Analyzing The Byronic Hero In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, understanding the biblical allusion of Satan and how he relates to the monster will give the reader a deeper insight into the Romantic element, the Byronic hero, along with the theme of isolation. When the monster says “‘You, my creator, abhor me; what hope I can gather from your fellow creatures, you owe me nothing? They spurn and hate me’”(Shelley 87) it shows the theme of isolation. No human accepts him, which leaves him left in the dust alone. Even his own creator doesn't accept him. When Victor sees the monster he says “‘Begone! I will not hear from you. There will be no community between you and me; we are enemies’”(Shelley 87). This is showing how hard the monster tries to fit in. He educates himself…show more content…
When the family returned to the cottage and attacked him, it was another reminder that he will never fit in. All he went in there for was to try to make a friend so he wouldn't be so alone, but the family saw it otherwise. As these events occur, readers can see why the monster gets so mad. He is respectful and helpful, and in return gets hate and discrimination. Which leaves him with no friend or somebody to turn to once again. It is also important to see how “Paradise Lost” and the biblical allusion of Satan relates to the monster. The monster tells Victor that he should be his “Adam”, but soon realizes that Victor hates his creation. He now resembles Satan, the banished and horrifying creature. When readers see the monster as Satan, it brings the theme of isolation and how the monster scares Victor, which makes him feel more alone than ever. The monster is trying to impress Victor the whole story, so by him still receiving Victor’s disapproval devastated him. Understanding this will open up the story for readers in a romantic way because they will gain a deeper insight into the monster's thoughts and
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