Examples Of Isolation In Victor Frankenstein

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Victor Frankenstein: From Fascination Passion to Unwinding Isolation
Madness is defined as “the quality or state of being mad: such as a state of severe mental illness” or “behavior or thinking that is very foolish or dangerous: extreme folly an idea that is pure/sheer madness” (Merriam-Webster). It is also believed that madness also has varying forms and can be caused by feelings of isolation from society. A main part of being human or even most species on earth live with community. This definition of madness fits the stereotype media has placed on scientists and Victor Frankenstein is a prime example. Victor Frankenstein does portray the classic image of a mad scientist as his increased isolation from society caused him to “go mad” in comparison to Henry Clerval, The Creature and Captain Walton.
Henry and Victor spent most of their early lives together. They went to the same school and were best friends and as Victor Frankenstein grew older, he found his true passion in scientific study at thirteen. This drove him to study hard yet, his passion increasingly became obsessive. Frankenstein states that he began to spend most of his time studying and learning so that he could become famous for a finding he one day hoped to make. As he studies more intense, it becomes clearer and clearer that his development of his isolating behavior stems from his practices in his youth. It clearly seen that in comparison to Victor, Henry had a healthier childhood as he was able to grow up
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