Anything Without Balance In Frankenstein's Life

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To be away from loved ones is to deprive oneself of a basic human necessity. In the book Frankenstein, it can be seen that family is very important in Victor’s life. He had a wife, children and parents living close to him. He looked upon them for happiness and treasured them always. On the other hand, he had a strong and passionate interest for the sciences and philosophy. Victor was intrigued by his readings of famous alchemists. With both very close to him, Victor grew happy and well but it is evident that one can have too much of the other. Anything without balance is dangerous to an individual and Victor Frankenstein clearly shows this. Life for Victor would have easily been improved if loved ones were constantly around. Specifically, because of the absence…show more content…
Victor Frankenstein had spent years studying in Ingolstadt without family or even friends and the test of time proved it to be hugely unhealthy from him. To start off, this isolation took a toll on Victor’s mind as he could no longer see beauty outside of his pursuit of knowledge. This is seen when he says, “Never did the fields bestow a more plentiful harvest or the vines yield a more luxuriant vintage, but my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature” (55). Before studying in Ingolstadt and before exploring his curiosity, Victor enjoyed nature. Apparently, it is because of this interest in the human body that made him see the outside world of no importance and now, he is “insensible to the charms of nature”. It is not normal for one to lose sudden interest in an old pastime as did Frankenstein and in addition, spending a lot of time indoors is very unhealthy. With Elizabeth around, Victor would surely have taken frequent breaks outside with her. Secondly, Victor Frankenstein is simply put in a poor mental and physical state without family. “My limbs now tremble, and my eyes swim with the remembrance; but then a resistless and almost frantic impulse urged me forward; I seemed to
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