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Themes of Isolation in Frankenstein

            When you are surrounded by people, it can be lonelier than when you are alone. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley writes a meaningful story about a mad scientist stitching together a monster. This creature has no one to talk to about his problems, and because of his bitterness he seeks revenge on his creator. He is treated wrongly, and is so alone, even when he observes. The creature's behavior is murderous and vicious, which is caused by a combination of both Victor Frankenstein, his creator, and society. .
             Throughout the novel, Shelley uses characterization to emphasize that the creature's bad habits were because his creator or society. For example, when the monster is observing Felix and Agatha, he realizes that they are beautiful, while he describes himself differently when he explains to his story to Victor: "As I stared back, unable to believe that it was indeed who was reflected in the mirror; and when I became full convinced that I was in reality the monster I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification" (Shelley 96). Because everyone is horrified by the monster, he has to learn from a distance. Although he sees that others are beautiful, he finally takes a look at himself. From this, he gets frustrated and bitterly upset, which causes the monster to later break out. In this moment, he also realizes that he is most definitely not like the others, and is not wanted by anyone like the beautiful ones are. In addition, the creature believes he can trust the young ones of society since maybe they're not exposed to the hateful side. Soon after he realizes he is ugly and unwanted, he has an encounter with a beautiful young boy. Before he knew he was William Frankenstein, and started to get angry with him, he believed he could trust him: "by the approach of a beautiful child [] I could seize him and educate him as my companion and friend urged by this impulse, I seized on the boy [] he placed his hands before his eyes and uttered a shrill scream[.

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