Isolation Depicted In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein, written and published in 1818 by Mary Shelley, is a well known science fiction novel wherein a scientist creates life through unnatural means. Victor Frankenstein, the story’s protagonist, goes through a series of emotions in his attempts to create life. In isolating himself from the outside world Victor becomes arrogant and ultimately creates a Godlike image of himself. In his attempts to create life from death, Frankenstein isolates himself from the outside world, both physically and mentally. Frankenstein recalls his physical isolation “My cheek had grown pale with study and my person emaciated with confinement.” In his solitude, Frankenstein also becomes mentally isolated, often stating “no one
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