From beginning to end, the idea of isolation and its dangers are constantly repeated as seen through the monster. The effects of being rejected from society mirror what we see in the real world as shown by Elliot Rodger, the perpetrator of the Isla Vista Massacre. Rodger’s main motives for his attack were social and sexual rejection which is the same as the monster in Frankenstein. As stated in his “vlogs” Elliot Rodger was rejected from relationships and had the inability to communicate with women. He envied everyone he saw who was capable of interacting with others and being sociable.
Black e mo…”(Morrison 65) This forced her to become angry and since she has no one to shout at without being shouted back at, she ends the cycle being at the lowest of the low. So she starts to believe everything that she is told is true. All of this harassment from everyone in her life pushes her emotional and mental capacity to the breaking point until she drowns in the pursuit of trying to fix everything that she has ever been picked on for. She becomes insane and disconnected from reality, living in her own bubble of a world. Gaines uses a similar setting in A Gathering of old men to produce the same thematic conclusion.
In chapter seven in the Outsiders Ponyboy talks to Randy about how the Socs and Greasers hate each other and in the end, Ponyboy made Randy feel better of himself. With all that Ponyboy experienced, he knows that everyone has some potential for being good and that Randy would have saved the kids in the church too. Randy mentions that the world hates him, but Ponyboy says that he hates the world and he needs to change that. In the talk with Randy Ponyboy says “So it doesn’t do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn’t prove anything.” Beforehand Ponyboy talks about how he is sick of fighting and that fighting won’t make anyone win, this is further proven by the fact that nothing changed after the rumble.
“I have devoted my creator, the select specimen of all that is worthy of love and admiration among men, to misery; I have pursued him even to that irremediable ruin.” (Shelley 275). Finally, his transformation into the monster he was instantly labeled to become was complete because society and his own maker were not willing to give him the possibility of redemption. We are all presented with labels at different periods throughout our lives, redefining, altering, or eradicating them. So, why could the creature not do this for himself and cause society to somehow accept him? Desolate and desperate for the affections of another, it led the creature to make irrational decisions from rage.
“ Men and Women from every corner of Europe were suddenly reduced to nameless and faceless creatures desperate for the same ration of bread or soup, dreading the same end.” In the quote Elie is talking about how all her memories are about other people’s pain and how everyone goes through the same issues and experiences. The last example that shows pain is from the second passage Hope, Despair, and Memory. “ Is it not natural for a human being to repress what causes him pain, what causes him shame? Like the body, memory protects its wounds.” Pain is something that every human being can relate too and are ashamed of. People get hurt all the time because they are afraid to show their scars.
The direct and indirect characterization of Doodle shows the cruelty and how much the mentally handicapped were neglected in the time of the text in the story “The Scarlet Ibis”. The narrator directly characterized Doodle when he said, “He talked so much that we all quit listening to what he said.” This is showing they don’t care for Doodle. They don’t realize he needs extra help and treats him like a annoying burden. Once they realized Doodle would always be like this they just ignore him, even if he wasn’t speaking. They are treating him like the scarlet ibis when it was in pain and dying they just watched.
The Hunger Artist also felt misunderstood by everyone around him. While everyone watched him sit and starve, he was actually depressed and felt alone in the world. He starved to show people his pain. It wasn’t all just for entertainment. He wanted people to know how he felt on the inside, it was kind of like a cry for help.
Imagine being looked at and automatically being assumed in the most negative, narcissistic way possible; this was what Frankenstein's unnamed monster faced throughout his life. In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the monster that Dr. Frankenstein made is experiencing this exact problem, even though he did nothing to deserve that treatment. The book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, conveys a strong message of people always relying on their own experience and ideas before objectively seeing a situation for what it really is; this can directly be seen with the saving of a girls life, the monsters interaction inside the hovel, and the ending sequences with Walton. An event that expresses the theme seen in Frankenstein is the saving of the young girl’s
“I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to hell of intense tortures such as no language can describe.” (Frankenstein 101) Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley. This quote was said by Victor Frankenstein explaining how he felt about Justine’s trial after the death of William. Once Justine’s trial ended in her death, Victor became very guilty because he knew that this all started because of his passion and ignorance that led to the creation of his dream. His guilt made him flee from his family and separate himself from society. While on his expedition he ran into his creation which made him seem more monster than human.
Frankenstein, a work by Mary Shelley, is a story about how man creates life so he can carve a new era of society, but ultimately faces the repercussions from attempting to defy the laws of nature. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses the themes revenge, nature, and isolation from society to create meaning for her readers. For example, Revenge is a powerful force that will consume the minds of those it inhabits. The monster begins its life with a warm, open heart. However, after it is abandoned and mistreated first by Victor and then by the De Lacey family, the monster turns to revenge, it became blinded, and “...feelings of revenge and hatred filled [its] bosom… [and it] bent [its] mind towards injury and death” (Shelley 99).
As he wanders around all through the book, people flee from his fearsome appearance. Every time someone sees him they run in fear even though they do not know him. The scars on his face have made him fit in nowhere in the world. Although he is not meaning to scare people, he does when he comes up to them. They yell things like “ugly wretch, hideous monster” (384) at him.
The book will start out with a quote on the first page, “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!” (Shelley XVII. 104). This quote taken out of context, can be used as an expression of discrimination, this will convey to the kids the consequence of not showing others love and respect. The story will then start off with Dr. Frankenstein in her lab working on a “masterpiece”, the dialogue will be the doctor talking to herself. She will be expressing to herself how she has worked so hard and she is very excited to see the outcome of his creation.