The Importance Of Loneliness In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein conjures up an image of a mindless, green monster running and grunting with its arms straight out! Readers that study Frankenstein by Mary Shelley do find a monster like and frightening creature, but it is definitely not mindless. This creature, created and rejected by victor Frankenstein, teaches himself human language and thereby comes to understand and experience human emotions. The most prominent emotion, which directs the choices he makes, is loneliness, and this has tragic results. Then there is victor Frankenstein who is plagued by the secrets he keeps and therefore leads a joyless life. Mary Shelley 's timeless story seeks to help readers beware of alleviating loneliness through valuing others, and she warns readers that living a life of secrecy drains the joy out of life. The human condition of loneliness triggered many of the events in this book. This creature that Victor Frankenstein forged from cadavers was immediately abandoned. Right after Victor created this innocent monster, he fled from him out of fear. This left the monster with nothing and no one. Victor created this creature with no consideration if the monster might have feelings or not.“Victor does not think about the feelings of the creature he produces. He is concerned only with the scientific tools which give him control and power.”…show more content…
It pinpoints the trappings that loneliness and secrecy have on humans, as Mary Shelley did so well. She hit home with the spot on descriptions of the character’s behaviors in contrast to the problems they were dealing with. Her perspective displayed how humans deal with loneliness and secrecy, and she wants people to know what it does to them. This could very well be a warning to our society today, and the future. Shelley desires that society not consider anyone an outcast, and that keeping secrets never turns out well for
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