Frankenstein: Isolation of the Characters Analytical Essay by MareZdotes

Frankenstein: Isolation of the Characters
An analysis of the theme of isolation in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".
# 49752 | 771 words | 0 sources | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 17, 2004 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses how the three main narrators of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" are utterly isolated. It looks at how Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and the Creature are all victims of loneliness and rejection. It discusses how Victor and Walton choose to be detached from the outside world. Walton, looking for a passage through the North Pole, and Victor's dedication to a science revelation, leaves them both alone and surrounded by controversy. It also explores how the Creature is abandoned and forced to be on his own and how this isolation from Victor and the family in the cottage is the fuel for his murderous nature. It shows how Walton, Frankenstein, and the Creature are three characters that are removed from society and loved ones throughout the novel and, ironically, end together in each other's company at the North Pole.

From the Paper:

"Victor Frankenstein appears to have been unattached through out his life. During his childhood he was always reading, his thirst for knowledge then is the same obsession that would eventually damn him. While he was creating the monster, he was cut of from the rest of the world while he concentrated on his own ego and scientific development. He, like Walton, did not notice that he was alone. He could only see the success and contributions that he was insistent on completing. Once the creature is finished and alive, Victor immediately regrets his action from the sight of this monster before him. He runs out into the streets, leaving behind the only body that he had been with for months."

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