Theme Of Loneliness In Frankenstein

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There are many themes displayed in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. There are themes such as blind ambition, the dangers of playing God, prejudiceness, revenge, need for love, and many others. Isolation is a major theme that consistently reappears throughout the novel. The aloneness that is displayed in Frankenstein drives the characters to act irrationally. The book Psychology and Personal Growth explains that, solitude or loneliness often refers to our separation from other people. To be alone means to be by yourself and being separate from society. The book also states, “From birth to death, much of life is spent alone” (Arkoff 97). The demonstration of loneliness drives many of the characters to act irrationally has been proven in psychology, is seen after the creature and Victor are immediately abandoned, and after many of the characters have been abandoned for a long period of time. Irrational acts from solitude have been proven through psychology. The book Psychology and Personal Growth, by Abe Arkoff explains to us that being alone is important, but contact with others is an essential part of life as well. The words loneliness and solitude tend to have different meanings, loneliness tends to demonstrate negative aloneness whereas solitude sometimes shows positivity to aloneness. In Frankenstein negative aloneness is seen more than the positive aloneness. “Loneliness subsumes a number of negative separation experiences. When we are lonely, we suffer because
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