Examples Of Human Needs In Frankenstein

693 Words3 Pages
Monstrous Needs
Frankenstein is a gothic fiction novel written by English author Mary Shelley about an arctic seafarer, Robert Walton, who meets a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, while exploring the Arctic. Victor has created a monster who wreaks havoc on his life. In Frankenstein, the story of Dr. Frankenstein 's life and the creation of his monster is told. Many big ideas are explored throughout Frankenstein. One of the most important big ideas in the novel deals with the wants and needs of all living beings. Through the characters actions in Frankenstein, it is revealed that everyone has the human desire to make connections with others and to learn, even though you may not be human at all.
From the moment the Monster was created, he has the human desire to be accepted and make connections. Victor Frankenstein, horrified by his creations appearance, denies him. the Monster goes off to make other connections, but fails. While the Monster is taking shelter in the hovel, he longed to join the family he was watching. “I remembered too well the treatment I had suffered the night before from the barbarous villagers, and resolves, whatever course of conduct I might hereafter think it right to pursue, that for the present I would remain
…show more content…
He begins to understand a few prominent words, such as fire, milk, bread, and wood, and is delighted when he understands their meanings and how to pronounce them. “My days were spent in close attention, that I might more speedily master the language; and I may boast that I improved more rapidly than the Arabian, who understood very little and conversed in broken accents, whilst I comprehended and could imitate almost every word that was spoken” (Shelley 99). This shows how knowledgeable the Monster is. He wants to learn their language so he can communicate with them, and function in their society. He desires to be as educated as
Open Document