The Importance Of Isolation In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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“Solitude vivifies; isolation kills” -Joseph Roux This quote unveils that the idea of choosing to be alone for philosophical pursuit and the stimulation of the mind doesn’t deviate from an ultimate outsider who longs for companionship as well as affection. Isolation can lead to destruction and insanity. In Chapter 14 of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the creature gets an insight on the cottagers’ lives in the past. Through his observation of how they live, he discovers Felix’s efforts to save a Turkish merchant from prison. As Felix attempts to free the prisoner, he immediately falls in love with the merchant’s daughter, Safie; however their plan comes to a halt when the government finds out Felix’s role in liberating the merchant. This results in the DeLaceys family becoming impoverished and exiled from the country. The Gothic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is about alienation and injustice. Additionally, it reveals the foreshadowing of exile by society along with the virtues of isolation. Throughout the monster’s time scrutinizing the life of the cottagers, he becomes accustomed to the their morals and values in which they used on a daily basis. The monster expresses and develops a connection between the cottagers from afar. In Frankenstein, the monster talks about the history of the cottagers and what brought them to where they are. Some time elapsed before I learned the history of my friends. It was one which could not fail to impress itself deeply on my mind,
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