Isolation Quotes In Frankenstein

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Why does the novel prevail on the theme of isolation? This theme is perceived from beginning to end as the story unfolds. Isolation refers to when a person has nothing besides himself or feels out of a group. In this novel, there are three main characters that the reader can perceive as being isolated. 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…show more content…
This can be reflected in the following quote: “Here was the book, and here were men who had penetrated deeper and knew more. He took their word for all that they averred, and he became their disciple”. He goes to college where he was by himself most of the time. Being alone makes him selfish, greedy and crazy. It can be said that Victor’s isolation led him to not have his friend and family’s guidance and influence; this could’ve been a probable cause that lead leading him to the creation of the monster. Probably, if he were to tell his family or Clerval about what he was attempting to do, they would be concerned and would’ve tried to talk him out of his immature and impetuous…show more content…
The creature’s isolation also drove him to madness and rage, and as the character developed he made a few decisions that he would later regret in his creators deathbed. Ambition is a form of greed, which can lead a person to want to accomplish their goal and forget about everything else that is important in their lives. It is important to always have time with your family and friends. They always are there to listen, advise and support you in
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