Theme Of Illnesses In Frankenstein

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Frankenstein is considered a gothic novel due to all of the vital deaths. Which include the deaths of Victor Frankenstein, Victor's wife Elizabeth Lavenza, Justine Moritz who is accused of murder, Victors beloved brother William Frankenstein, Victor's beloved father, and Victors role model and friend Henry Clerval. All the illnesses in this novel represent additional aspects to a gothic structure. For example, when Victor's creation of the monster came to life, he suffered constant collapses because the monster traumatized him. However, Victor also suffered with a massive amount of emotional sickness because, he felt extremely guilty for being such a coward towards his own invention.
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