The Elements Of Solitude In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Within the gothic novel, Frankenstein Mary Shelley constantly uses the Romantic trait of solitude. This element of Romanticism is used to help represent failure and consequences that characters make. The characters throughout Frankenstein are consistently in situations of being in solitude, away from friends, family, and other people in pursuit of a goal. In Frankenstein, Shelley used solitude as a way to define the emotions of failure that her character Victor Frankenstein feels in the later parts of the book. This causes Victor so start reflecting on nature and worry about his persecutor watching him. The Romantic trait of solitude, increasing emotions and deepen feelings of failure is one of the main elements of Frankenstein, in which Shelley uses to cause her main protagonist Victor through hardships as well as building…show more content…
Within these conflicts, Shelley creates moments of tension for Victor as he wants to be with family.Shelley starts to create tension while Victor is in isolation starting near the end of Victor’s tale. When Victor is tasked by the monster to create another like him, Shelley has Victor and Clerval travel around Europe until they stop in Orkneys. Upon arrival, Victor explains, “I had now neglected my promise for some time, and I feared the effects of the daemon’s disappointment” (Shelley 110). Victor explaining his fear of the monster and how tension is building up in his mind beginning to stress him out. Later as days pass, Victor starts to explain that he cannot work on the new creation at days at a time as he feels dread and misery while making this new being. Shelley starts to express more tension in Victor’s work when Victor explains, “Every moment I feared to meet my persecutor. Sometimes I sat with my eyes fixed on the ground, fearing to raise them lest they should encounter the object which I so much dreaded to behold” (Shelley

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