Elizabeth And Frankenstein Comparison

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On the other hand, Frankenstein was able to obtain love much easier than the creature. Although it was easier for Victor, he shows his desire for love in a letter he wrote to his father; “My dear father, re-assure yourself. I love my cousin tenderly and sincerely. I never saw any woman who excited; as Elizabeth does, my warmest admiration and affection my future hopes and prospects are entirely bound up in the expectation of our union” (Shelley 108). Here Frankenstein’s love for his Elizabeth is displayed and characterizes his desire for love. In Victor’s youth he shows the desire towards Elizabeth and calls her his “more than sister” (Cantor 110). This shows another instant of non-neoclassicism. Although incest is realistic, it is not probable…show more content…
The monster shows his sorrow after being rejected by the cottagers; “I continued for the remainder of the day in my hovel in a state of utter and stupid despair. My protectors had departed, and had broken the only link that held me to the world. For the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom” (Shelley 97). The creature leaves where he was abandoned to a cottage of the Delacey’s there he learns about humanity. After learning he accidentally drives the Delacey’s apart from him, causing great depression and anger (Frasait). The monster is said to be a replica of Frankenstein. The monster has no control over his aggression and continues to murder his master’s loved ones. Although, this aggression is spurred on from the rejection and sorrow that humanity has placed on him (Cantor 117). The creature’s ultimate sorrow is caused by the denial of a companion…show more content…
The neoclassic period is described by William Harmon as follows “Deism was advancing, and the rule of reason resulted in a literature that was realistic, satirical, moral, correct, and affected strongly by politics” (Harmon 320). The experiences Frankenstein and the Creature endure are not close to being realistic or moral, and this shows the non- neoclassical approach of Mary Shelley. The creature shows his desire for friendship during his dialogue with the blind cottager, Mr. Delacey; “I am an unfortunate and deserted creature I look around and I have no relation or friend upon earth. These amiable people to whom I go have never seen me, and know little of me. I am full of fears; for if I fail there I am an outcast in the world forever” (Shelley 93). The monster longs for a friend and fears the rejection of the people in the world. The creature is denied a companion from his creator. Also the monster is isolated from the world after being denied friendship from the Delacey’s
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