Human interaction is one of the five basic needs as stated by Maslow. Human interaction is what stabilizes many people, without it we see the negative behavior changes in the lives of those who are in constant isolation. In the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein creates a monster from the scraps of body that instantly becomes a reject in society. Throughout the novel, we see the toll that isolation takes on the monster and how to leads him to make cruel choices. In Frankenstein, the monster lives in constant isolation.
Frankenstein’s creature places himself in a submissive position when he begs his creator to have mercy on him and asking the creator to “create a female for [him] with whom [he] can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for [his] being.” The monster continues by reassuring the creator of his independent intelligence and power over the creature by telling Frankenstein, “This you alone can do”. Here, the creature assumes a role of submissiveness and reliance on Frankenstein. Frankenstein’s monster gains the sympathy of the reader who, despite condemning the murder of innocent people, commiserate with the lonely creature who is in search of an acquaintance, which he will likely never find. The monster also displays power and aggressiveness over Frankenstein; “You are my creator; but I am your master; obey!” The monster wants to desolate Victor’s heart, not by killing him directly,
The Bulgar captain decides her fate for her by taking her as a prisoner of the war; he thought her “pretty as well as useful” (41). However, after he had run out of money and “had grown tired of [her] he sold [her] to Don Issachar” (41). Men who lived during the 18th century were clearly able to do as they please with women without a care for their feelings. Voltaire brings this issue up an abounding number of times in order to raise awareness to those living in his time period about the oppression of women. He attempts to make the public realize that the popular saying, “women are to be seen and not heard,” is not acceptable because women do have feelings and thoughts that get trapped in the 18th century
The following summary explains how important acceptance can be on a grand scale and what effects it can have when one never received it. The monster had a strong thirst for it day in and day out. The ways that the monster tried to gain acceptance but rejected at every turn through was when Victor the mad scientist bolted from it, the cottages became frightened and chased him away, Victor destroying the female monster, wanting forgiveness from Walton an expedition captain, and lastly it understands it must die not a single trace left
Owing to this, his Superego causes him to feel guilt. However, this guilt is reduced when he believes that the creature would not survive the outside world. As the story progresses, Frankenstein discovers that the created being is still alive and is responsible for the death of William, and the conviction of Justine. Frankenstein’s Id governs him for the remainder of his life as he solely wants to seek revenge on the creature for murdering his dear family and friends, including Henry Clerval. In the novel, the protagonist’s
„I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me; whose eyes would reply to mine. You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend” (Shelley 163-164). This is the wish of the scientist Robert Walton whose letters start Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Unlike the first thoughts coming to mind when hearing the title, friendship is one of the main topics in the story and the wish Walton expresses in the beginning stands for the desires of all the main characters. Not only Walton feels to be in need of companionship, the central character Victor Frankenstein does so too and even the Creature he brings into being expresses its strong wish to belong to someone.
Frankenstein seems to be well integrated into society. However, he abandons his fellow human being out of free will, setting out to first create and then kill the creature. Thus both characters are outside society; Frankenstein because of his secret, which he is unable to disclose and the monster because it is shunned by society. In this way, a similarity between those two characters can be
Exit ROMEO (Act 3 Scene 1) The town monk, Friar Lawrence, may be more kind than wise. He takes pity on the kids and, with the help of Juliet's nurse, marries them against their parents' wishes. When Romeo is banished, a heartbroken Juliet visits her trusted spiritual advisor for help. Friar Lawrence, who is also an expert apothecary, mixes a potion that will make Juliet appear dead for at least two days. This should give his assistant, Friar John, enough time to get to Romeo and explain their master plan.
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.
Her father loses his way and ends up imprisoned by the beast. Belle offers to sacrifice her freedom and takes his place. The Beast is course and rude but eventually thaws, recognizing this may be his only chance to break the enchantment. The Beast and Belle fall in love but a crisis in the village causes Belle to leave and protect her father. Gaston realizes that Belle is in love with The Beast, and leads a mob to kill him and win Belles heart.