Theme Of Deception In Frankenstein

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In Frankenstein and also in Dr Jekyll there is a great deal of secrecy and deception throughout the book. In Frankenstein, Mr. Utterson doesn’t know the truth about the relationship between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and he desperately wants to find out. Also, by withholding the scenes of Mr. Hyde’s supposedly crazy revelry, Stevenson allows our imaginations to run to wild and bizarre places. In Dr Jekyll, betrayal in the form of secrecy is one of Victor’s worst flaws. His inability to share his secret about the monster brings the destruction of those he loves. Further, this loss of family and friends causes Victor to lose his attachment to the world. Secrecy ultimately brings about his inability to save himself. In this paragraph I will show…show more content…
The use of deception throughout Frankenstein was the secret nature of scientific knowledge prompts Victor’s obsessive desire to go deeper in his quest for the secret of life. “I have described myself as always having been imbued with a fervent longing to penetrate the secrets of nature. In spite of the intense labour and wonderful discoveries of modern philosophers, I always came from my studies discontented and unsatisfied.” In the book Dr. Jekyll misunderstanding was used when Mr. Utterson thought that Mr. Hyde is an evil man that is ignorant, she said, “ This document had long been the lawyer's eyesore. It offended him both as a lawyer and as a lover of the sane and customary sides of life, to whom the fanciful was the immodest. And hitherto it was his ignorance of Mr. Hyde that had swelled his indignation; now, by a sudden turn, it was his knowledge. It was already bad enough when the name was but a name of which he could learn no more. It was worse when it began to be clothed upon with detestable attributes; and out of the shifting, insubstantial mists that had so long baffled his eye, there leaped up the sudden, definite presentment of a
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