Frankenstein Human Connections Essay

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Throughout her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley shows that she believes human connections play an important role in the development of a respectable society, by helping establish and expand social skills and a moral code, as well as causing humans to help eachother. She shows a variety of people and situations to prove her point. After loosing everything and having numerous obstacles to overcome the De Lacey’s are still among the kindest individuals in the book, since they have their connection to eachother. Victor and his family show how traits like generosity can be spread through human connection, and how a lack of human connections can lead people to make mistakes. Frankenstein’s Monster is used to portray the negative effects a lack of …show more content…

114). This action is important as it shows how much Safie cares about the attendant and their connection. She is willing the put off meeting her lover to attend to her helper, had she not formed a connection and been shown love, she may not have helped the servant. When the attendant dies, the women of the household helps Safie get to the cottage. The women can see that Safie needs help to get to the man she loves, and knowing the feeling of lover herself, agrees to help Safie. This connection is the reason Safie was able to get to the cottage. The De Lacey’s and Safie do not speak the same language, but the connection of Felix and Safie transcends this barrier, and and both of the other De Lacey’s welcome her. She makes Felix joyful and his delight spreads to the others, because of they care for him, so when he is happy they are happy. They De Lacey’s charitableness is extended to all they meet. When Frankenstein’s Monster appears at the door, the old man De Lacey offers him food and shelter, even though he is blind and will have trouble getting food. When the Creation asks for help convincing people he is good, De Lacey says “it will afford me true pleasure to be in any way serviceable to a human Creature” (Pg.123). De Lacey has just met the Creature and wants to help, his close connections to his family and the traits they have given him, leads him to want to help others. form those …show more content…

Both Victor and Elizabeth were raised by generous and loving people and those traits were passed on to the children, Elizabeth moreso then Victor. Elizabeth was adopted into the Frankenstein family after Victor’s mother heard her sorrowfully backstory. This random act of kindness was normal for both of Victor’s parents, as they are described as being “possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence” (Pg. 23). Being surrounded by that much positive influence caused both Victor and Elizabeth to form strong connections to individuals they were close too. Elizabeth especially as she was loved by everyone and truly cared for all those around her, as she helped ground them. Being separated from the positive connections around him so soon after the death of his mother, causes Victor’s dangerous desire to learn everything to overwhelm him. This causes him to create the Monster as he wants to be able to eventually beat death. If Victor had a friend while he was at college, or had he not ignored his family's letters, he would have been pulled away from his desire and kept from building the Monster. When his friend Henry eventually arrives at the university, Victor immediately breaks down and becomes ill. Clerval’s connection to Victor leads him to be the sole caregiver for Victor. When

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