Isolation As A Theme In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Isolation as a Theme in Frankenstein The monster is isolated from civilization because of his appearance, the doctor is isolated during the making of his monster and the making of the monster’s wife, and he is also isolated throughout the book because he feels that he can not tell anyone about the monster he has created. Frankenstein’s monster is isolated from the time of his creation. The monster begins his life unable to even differentiate between his senses. Hungry, thirsty, and knowing nothing of the world he has been thrown into, the monster wanders into the forest (Shelley 53). The first time that he experiences humanity in a positive light is when he sees a family in a cabin. The monster is still unable to speak, but watching the human family makes him realize how lonely he is and how much he wants companionship. As the monster The monster briefly feels…show more content…
Now educated and able to speak, he feels that the family he has been watching should accept him as a friend (Shelley 114). Isolation during the making of the monsters 53 and 162 Less evident and arguably more significant is Frankenstein’s isolation due to his guilt. Frankenstein feels that he can not tell anyone about the monster he has created because of the horrible things that the monster has done. The way that Frankenstein interacts with the people closest to him shows how he withdraws from them to isolate himself after the monster is created. One example of this is conveyed when Frankenstein and his friend, Henry Clerval, go on a trip. The doctor expresses that if he was traveling and visiting other scientists simply to learn as Clerval is, he would enjoy himself as much as his friend is (Shelley 157). However, Frankenstein is weighed down by the fact that he is gathering research to create another monster and states that Clerval should be able to enjoy the trip
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