Themes In Frankenstein By Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Prior to reality television people got their fixation of drama through books, where the central character makes questionable choices and has a blatant disregard for the other characters. While Frankenstein by Mary Shelley has a storyline even outrageous for reality TV, it develops important themes that the average person could learn from.Some themes that are included range from coping with being alone, to being defined by appearance, and even dealing with the need to get revenge or vengeance. The character of the Creature greatly helped to elaborate on the themes of loneliness, revenge, and appearance, in the most unorthodox way.
While it is understandable why someone such as the Creature wishes to get revenge on whomever did him wrong, it
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The Creature was alone in every way the reader could look at, resulting in a fragile state of mind. One of the first direct mentions of his abandonment was, “I am an unfortunate and deserted creature; I look around and I have no relation or friend upon earth. These amiable people to whom I go have never seen me and know little of me. I am full of fears, for if I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever.” (Ch. 15). It is evident that isolation has overcome the Creature, and he just wants to belong somewhere. This derives from his lack of father figure to teach him how to politely address the outside world that is terrified of him. By learning from watching the family he wants to attempt to communicate with, he has not been able to feel involved in the world. Adding to this, the Creature cries, “Shall each man. . . find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection and they were requited by detestation and scorn.”(Ch. 20). This proves that he knows he is the only one of his kind, thus cannot find a mate or friend without Victor making another creation. So, when Victor decides not to go through with the Creature’s request, the Creature feels the pain forever. Now he knows he will be miserable and live in isolation for the rest of his life. Following this, at the end of the novel, the Creature…show more content…
The Creature is essential to produce the themes of revenge, appearance, and loneliness, because of his experiences when dealing with people throughout the novel, and the treatment he received from everyone. The aura surrounding this character forces the Creature to create a whole new genre combining the aspects of horror and drama, into
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