Love In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Love is an unselffish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelly the creature is not shown love which leads to emotions like unhappiness, hatred, and destruction. Emotion is the charactristic of romanticim which contributes to the overall motif of love is a necessity for happiness. Seeing that there was no hope in the goodness of humanity, the creature realizes that he needs an equally ugly female companion to love. He explains to victor “I am alone and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me.” Even though the creature is hideous, he is willing to show kindness towards another being like him. Not only is the creature rejected…show more content…
They were both orphans and did not have a loving family. When Caroline’s father died, she no longer had a support system or someone to look up too. Alphonso came into her life and cherished her. It stated “she came like a protecting spirit to the poor; who committed herself to his care; and after the interment of his friend he conducted her to Geneva and placed her under the protection of a relation.” Two years of protecting Caroline, Alphonso made her his wife. The difference between the ages united them closer in bonds of devoted affection. They eventually had a child, Victor, who was their pride and joy. Although they were very proud of their baby boy they wanted him to have a playmate. While on vacation in Italy, Caroline found a peasant family with five children. One out of the bunch stood out to her. It was a little girl Elizabeth, who seemed to set a crown of distinction on her head. Caroline adopted her and raised her up to a young lady. When Elizabeth became older Caroline explained to her that she wanted Elizabeth and Victor to become more than cousins. Caroline wanted them to marry. After they married Elizabeth worried that victor might not love her anymore. She says “but it is your happiness I desire as well as my own, when I declare to you that our marriage would render me eternally miserable unless it was the dictate of your own.” Because all of the misfortunes,
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