Frankenstein And Mental Illness In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

1259 Words6 Pages
Picture this, you are going through life just normal the good, the bad, the ups, and the downs and then you create something new and it’s a secret. Then all of a sudden every part of your life starts to go wrong not just one little thing your whole life and everyone included in it. The things you were typically accustomed to, like something as simple as seeing your family, was taken away from you and from then on nothing would ever be the same. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley we are placed into Victor Frankenstein’s life, and we deal with the decisions he made when he created a monster that completely destroyed his life. After reading I began to think about how Victor’s illness effected the entire novel, not just his physical sickness but it also shows his mental sickness and this drove the entire novel.
To start out, the novel begins with the perspective of Robert Walton who is on a boat that encounters Victor
…show more content…
Even though Victor knew, “I will be with you on your wedding night!” (173) The monsters threat continually came to Victor’s mind which made him seem even more paranoid and crazy than normal, this caused the illness to trickle in because from the past encounters in the book you knew he would fall after her death. But he became ill before the event actually happened because of the monster and he was messing with his mind so it made Victor fall into sickness even harder than he did over William, Justine and Clerval. I believe this “pattern” was put into the novel by Shelley to show that life changing events result in our physical and mental states to go awry, basically stating that we all in emotional situations react in similar ways are body gives into the emotions and make us weak and want to escape the awful things that have
Open Document