Ethan should’ve chosen happiness instead of sticking around with Zeena and being sad and depressed in their relationship “ Must he wear out all his years at the side of a bitter querulous woman?” (Wharton 67). Mattie was his chance at freedom from Zeena and becoming happy but he was too worried about all of the consequences that would come if he had pursued his happiness. Happiness wasn’t Ethan’s first priority when it should’ve been, instead he chose to be unselfish which on most occasions is good, but in this case should’ve been avoided. Later on Ethan began to regret this decision he had made and soon it was very clear to him that he should’ve chosen happiness instead of staying with Zeena and being unhappy in his “unfulfilling marriage”.
Grief for his wife causes him to be mad at the world for causing this. “ ‘Prophet!’ said I, ‘Thing of evil - prophet still, if bird or devil.” The narrator is mad at the raven (his grief) because it won’t go away. He is mad, and because he is they way he is, depressed and isolated he won 't search for help which will cause him to make that bad decision. This proves that anger lead to bad decisions.
The creation’s deviance leads him to have violent thoughts. Initially, the only deviant part about the creation is his looks; however, the later scene where the creation comes into contact with William tells the reader otherwise. When Victor abandons the creation, the creation becomes extremely lonely. “If, therefore, I could seize him and educate him as my companion and friend, I should not be so desolate in this peopled earth” (Shelley). The creation spots William, Victor’s brother, and he is basically kidnapping him; however, he does not understand that his deviant behavior is wrong since he has had no “parental guidance”.
They ways in which they are affected by this abandonment proves that isolation has grave effects on human interaction and social development. One way that the theme of isolation negatively affecting social development is presented in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is through the character’s separation from their creators. The creature is abandoned by Victor, his creator, as soon as he awakes.
This is not the behavior of a mentally healthy individual. The fact that Jensen would break down to such a point offers insight into the immense mental stress that the war had on these
A Tale of Two Tragedies A tragic hero is a character with a great flaw; this flaw, once realized, will be the downfall of the character and the eventual destruction of themselves. Poisonwood Bible, by Barbra Kingslover and Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley both have perfect examples of tragic heroes. Nathan and the monster both are considered tragic figures in these novels. Each of them has given up their life to continue with one reason to live. The monster has realized that he cannot be accepted into the world because of his looks and Nathan believes that God despises him for being a coward.
Guilt is a very important theme in the story of Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein, the protagonist of the story is deeply affected by guilt and his health and well-being is constantly struggling because of this. One reason that guilt is affecting Victor’s health and well-being is that he is continually contemplating about committing suicide. After the death of Justine and William, Victor felt like it was his fault and his mind was consumed with guilt. One example of Victor’s thought of suicide is when he went sailing at night.
What is more in focus is that from the beginning of kindergarten to the end of high school he has changed so differently he considers himself a new man. learning to cope with pain overtime he considers his disease a false diagnosis to overpower his brain with the beauty of the world: he knows its true he
I am full of fears; for if I fail there I am an outcast in the world forever” (Shelley 93). The monster longs for a friend and fears the rejection of the people in the world. The creature is denied a companion from his creator. Also the monster is isolated from the world after being denied friendship from the Delacey’s
Victor has had supportive people around him since birth; however now that he is at the university he has nobody to help keep him level headed. "Every night I was oppressed by a slow fever, and I became nervous to a most painful degree; the fall of a leaf startled me, and I shunned my fellow creatures as if I had been guilty of a crime" (35). The isolation being portrayed by Victor is now shifting from not only
This, thusly, adds to his aversion against society for the most part, which is obviously a driving component in his choosing to go into the wild. He claims that his parents are to materialistic and are focused on the acceptance of others, which drives him to leave and find himself. One is left to think about whether, had McCandless figured out how to forgive his parents for their imperfections, he would not have wanted to go to such extraordinary lengths in his mission for answers. Throughout the film Chris meets people who have had a great influence on his journey. Every person he met had done something kind for him but because he is unable to form close relationships with anyone, he would end up leaving them.