Once noted, the parallels between Frankenstein’s fears and desires and the reality the monster experiences are many. Now that Victor is in university, he no longer has family and friends to fall back upon in the unknown territory of his university. Frankenstein voices is that “[he] believed [himself] totally unfitted for the company of strangers,” irrational as it may be, and believes himself solely dependent on his family and childhood friend for companionship. Without the love guaranteed to him by his family, Victor believes he is unfit to make companions by himself and destined to a life of loneliness. He places much importance on the fact that his father and Elizabeth love him and are concerned with his well-being.
Not in the sense that he does not care for those around him. It is quite the opposite, he often expresses that the fate of his loved ones greatly affect him. He even ends up being in some sort of depression after each and every murder. But the point is, that even though he knows what happened or what is going to happen, he continues to be inactive, instead of finally starting to act and trying to prevent any of the unfortunate happenings. Although, he should actually be the one getting involved, as all of this is his fault for creating the monster.
The main point of this story, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is how the people that society look down upon see things from different points of view. An example of this is the main character, Paul, who society looks down upon, as they consider him blind, however, he often sees what others do not and has excessive knowledge of the world around him. Even though he sees everything, he does not say what he knows and others do not ask him, for they believe he has no knowledge of the problems. After moving to Tangerine, he sees his brother doing horrible things and his parents none the wiser. His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid.
Valverde 1 Joseph Valverde Mr. John Salmon Ap Literature October 2014 Volume 2 - Chapter 1: Victor Frankenstein is going through great sorrow and grief as his conscience cannot handle the guilt caused by the death of the innocent Justine. He “wandered like an evil spirit” (Shelley 103) as he was unable to conceive peace. This state of mind preyed upon [his] health” (Shelley 103) as he was unable to cope with the present events and his guilt, this marks the mood at his part of the novel as that of despair and of regret. . Victor is then taken to Belrive in order to find peace, there he pondered about the outcome caused by his actions.
As an example, Adam’s parents really bore him throughout the story, with their less than happy, relationship and careers. Adam says “My parents are really just a piece of the boredom in my life that I just don’t want for my future.” Also Adam doesn’t really like his friends because he just isn’t impressed with anything less than perfect. “I only hang with my friends because there’s nothing to do, sometimes I’d rather do nothing than hang with them.” Another example is when kids at his school make fun of him and call Adam the “suicide kid” and Adam doesn’t like this at all. He says, “The whole reason I dropped out of high school was that I couldn’t handle the bullying anymore and I just got sick of it. This makes Adam a lot more depressed because now he can’t go to school, and being in class learning is one of the only things that he somewhat likes.
In the short story The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allen Poe employs the theme that Roderick’s and Madeline’s mind and body gradually annihilates due to their isolation from the world. For instance, the narrator and Roderick know each other from childhood, yet “his [Roderick] reserve had been always excessive and habitual” (Poe, 1). Likewise, after they reacquaint, Roderick persistently maintains the barrier between them. When Roderick reserves to himself, he isolates himself from everyone around him, which hinders his mind and body. Roderick spends a myriad amount of time alone, so he agonizes “from a morbid acuteness of the senses”, due of his lack of human interaction which in consequence affects his mental and physical health (Poe,
Loneliness. It’s obvious that the monster will face this saddening sensation because of his appearance. Shelley exemplifies it through describing the wintry setting: “nature decayed around [him]” represents his feeling on the inside; “the sun became heatless” represents his rapidly freezing heart; “rain and snow poured around [him]” represents his overwhelming trials; “mighty rivers were frozen” represents his life halting; “the surface of the earth was hard and chill, and bare,” represents his perspective on life (129). In general, Frankenstein’s monster endures all this pain and suffering due to the terrible treatment he encounters. He “has no shelter” (Shelley 129) to save him from his lamentable predicament.
Based on Freud’s mental development this dream could have malformed his ego, super ego and id, because it deals with him feeling inadequate, and something missing as a child. His father Lionel noted, that Dahmer seemed to grow inward and would sit for hours without emotion(Dahmer, 1994). There has been no information provided about Jeffery being the victim of sexual abuse, the bickering between his mother and father was intense. This fostered his feelings for being alone and unwanted. It is suggested that because of these feelings, it was easier for him to turn to murder and evil thoughts.
The monster created by Victor Frankenstein is rejected by human society because of his appearance. As notes Anthony Badalamenti in his article Why did Mary Shelley Write Frankenstein: : “She was also the product of her own past, suffering three successive losses in her early life that reveal why themes of being alone and abandoned run through the novel.” It means that the novel became the reflection of the inside state of Mary Shelley. And this sadness helped Mary to create a deep and powerful character. In this essay, I am going to talk about the theme of Frankenstein and I find some the articles that is related to the theme that I am talking about. What did you think about Victor?
The characters are: Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and the creature; however they reflect the theme in different ways. At the beginning of the novel, we can see Robert Walton, writing letters to his sister, who is potentially one of the few people he has left in his life and he solemnly cares about. Walton shows curiosity and ambition to discover new things and to achieve that he is attempting to travel to the North Pole in the search