Isolation and a lack of companionship is the tragic reality for the monster, who was abandoned by his creator and is repulsive to everyone that he comes across. Victor removes himself from society for many months; severing nearly all human contact then renouncing his creation based on the monster's appearance. As the monster matures he begins to understands the relationship the cottagers share with one another, while the monster, “yearned to be known and loved by these amiable creatures: to see their sweet looks directed towards me with affection was the utmost limit of my ambition. ”(Shelley). Armed with nothing but the longing for a real connection, the monster approaches his unknowing hosts only to be “brutally attacked—by those he trusted...because of their human ignorance.
When Frankenstein is wounded by the soldiers, his friend Delacy cleans his wound with water from a bucket. Frankenstein sees his reflection in the water and is exasperated. He realizes his deformity is the reason humans are trying to kill him. In his first encounter with Victor, he chases Frankenstein to a mountain where he plans to kill him. Victor falls over a cliff, and pleads for help.
Have you ever judged a person by how they look? Or Ran away from your problem but they seem to come back and haunt you? Well in the book Gris Grimly 's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein had created a creature so horrible looking that he ran away from it. Everyone believed that he wasn’t a human being, but I believe that everything he 's done was the most humane thing he could have done. The creature was a kind and "benevolent soul" that cared for everyone until he would be turned away from humanity all because he looked different.
In some aspects, Frankenstein is similar to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. In both novels, playing God plays a key role in the storylines and has a significant impact on the characters. In Frankenstein, Victor tries to play God by creating life. However, this action winds up hurting him, since his abandoned creation seeks revenge on him for the injustice he causes in the monster's life. It is clear that Victor can not handle the responsibility of playing God, since shortly after finally creating the monster, “breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” and he is “unable to endure the aspect of the being” he creates.
Mary Shelley 's timeless story seeks to help readers beware of alleviating loneliness through valuing others, and she warns readers that living a life of secrecy drains the joy out of life. The human condition of loneliness triggered many of the events in this book. This creature that Victor Frankenstein forged from cadavers was immediately abandoned. Right after Victor created this innocent monster, he fled from him out of fear.
Having a family plays a big role on a person because it affects them mentally and physically. Without a family and their love, a person may feel sad, lonely, or even depressed. In the book, Frankenstein many of the main characters were isolated from the affection of their family. That caused them to be affected negatively in many ways. The family motif in Frankenstein symbolizes how the absence of love and affection can negatively impact the characters.
The definition of isolation is where you or someone else you know is setting themselves apart from everyone else. Rejection is when you try to fit in with some group of people but they don’t accept you. The themes of rejection and isolation are prominent in the lives of Victor and the monster. The monster received rejection by everyone he meets even his creator. Even though Victor was not rejected by everyone each time he encounters someone it drove him farther into isolation.
He is Victor's childhood friend. The monster kills Henry after Victor refuses to create a companion for him. The violence the monster felt came from his passion for the affection of another living being. When the prospect of this was taken from him he lashed out at the people Victor cared for. The monster then decides to take the life of Victors companion.
When created by Victor Frankenstein the Monster does not understand anything he is a newborn baby trapped inside an adult body. The Monster is immediately labeled as a hideous, grotesque monster, by his creator Victor, and is forced to live a life of isolation. This leads to the question: Does the Monster deserve to live with the rest of society? Many scholars agree that the monster does not deserve to live with the rest of society but others may disagree. Also, The Monster does not have to live and work like every other human being but instead work for individual people.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Creature that the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein creates, exhibits the same characteristics of a stalker. The Creature does not look like a normal human being and this causes people to be afraid of him. Though, like any normal human, he just wishes to be accepted. Because of his outward appearance, the creature is unable to address people directly, thus forcing him to observe society from its perimeters. He is unable to make any friends which causes him to be a very lonely being.
The monster declares that he desires “creatures…cheering my gloom”; however, no “Eve soothed my sorrows” (118, Shelley). Because of this abandonment, the monster “cursed [Frankenstein]” (118, Shelley). No mother or Eve is present to nurture the monster. Therefore, he faults his creator for his isolation and plans to seek vengeance against Frankenstein, sending a message to the reader concerning the violent repercussions from an absence of nurture. Similarly, after the De Laceys beat the monster, he feels there are “none…men that existed who would pity or assist” him, causing him to “declare everlasting war against the species” (122, Shelley).
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
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, both of the main characters undergo physical and emotional isolation. This enforced or chosen solitude causes Frankenstein to become over-ambitious and harbor secrets from his family and friends, leading to his demise. In the monster, isolation turns to misery, which causes him to become vengeful against his creator and all the world. Through these examples of total isolation, Shelley shows that when people have no connection to others in the world, their worst characteristics and flaws are brought out. Victor Frankenstein was the first character to show a major flaw while in isolation.
The novel Frankenstein and the movie Edward Scissorhands is a mix between monstrosity, sadness, rejection, loneliness, and the want of having someone. I will thematically be comparing and contrasting the novel Frankenstein to the movie Edward Scissorhands. Similar themes between the two are creation and isolation from society. The two monsters are the same in the aspect of being created by man. The two creatures are isolated from society for the first part of their existence.
Many times throughout western literature, monsters are portrayed as a threat to the existence of humanity. In Grendel by John Gardner and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, this idea is skewed by the actions of their respective monsters. Both of these novels captivate the reader by having a monster narrate the story, which is uncommon in many works of literature. Although in Frankenstein the reader only witnesses the monster as a narrator once, it has a profound impact on the overall storyline of the book. In Grendel, the book is entirely narrated by Grendel, so the reader adapts to the idea of the main character being a monster.