The Monster In Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

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In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Victor and The notorious monster share many similarities throughout her novel. The characters parallels that they share are their love for nature, knowledge and the battle of family struggles of isolation. As the novel moves along, it shows the ways of Victor and the monsters trivial problems and how they compare to each other. The most significant and subtle similarity between Victor and The monster would be the love they have for being educated. The monsters predicament revolves around his mission to become more knowledgeable and educated to approach people. He refrains from talking to outsiders because of his unrestrained looks and how he is patronized for his demeanor. Victor also has a love for education…show more content…
In the novel the monster was forced up into the mountains because he was not welcome in the town due to his skeptic ways and appearance. He feels gratification in the mountains (nature) that he feels accepts him for who he is no matter his looks and difference about him. Victor after William and Justine deaths also feels that nature comforts him and explains that, “…grief was augmented and rendered sublime by the Michty Alps, whose white and shinning pyramids and domes towered above all, as belonging to another earth, the habitations of another race of beings.” (Shelly 90) Victor is stating the generic view on his love for nature and how the mountains help comfort him in times of grief. Another similarity that is subtle are the desire of family Victor and the monster share. In Frankenstein, Victor’s mother dies leaving Victor alone and isolated. Victor was deprived from a loving mother’s touch and nurture for so long he was feeling alone and depressed. He said, “ …before the mind can persuade itself that she whom we saw every day and whose every existence appeared a part of our own can have departed forever.” (Shelly 29) This quote shows when his mother died his mind was trying to persuade itself to thinking he is going to be okay but in reality she has departed through death and he is left with being isolated and alone with no one but him and his mind. The monster also feels a sense of
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