It is said that the monster’s ‘hideous looks’ represents Victor’s abnormal personality. The theme of isolation also represents doubling between Victor and the monster. Although Victor appears to be surrounded by a loving family, he ‘shuns the face of man’ and decides to become isolated from his family and the world and is trapped in a bubble of science and galvanism. Similarly, isolation is shown through the monster. He is rejected by the De Laceys and Frankenstein and ponders the question: ‘Am I not alone, miserably alone?’.
Through the analysis of the characters in “Frankenstein” it is evident that these characters are more than outcasts; they are people who struggle through being rejected, abandoned or just having the need to be loved and feel love. Victor and the creature both share a common conflict: they fight with isolation throughout their lives. Their battle with being rejected or being far from society creates feelings of sadness, sensitivity, and anger to each other in Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein. It is clearly shown that it was Mary Shelley’s intention to include many characters in her novel that expressed an
Victor’s creature, in Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein, is depicted as one of the most sympathetic characters throughout the novel. In the beginning, many viewed Victor as the sympathetic character and the creature as the monster. While the creature does some justly deplorable things in the novel, the fact that he was created and then abandoned by Victor makes him more of a sympathetic character than his creator. Mary Shelley message throughout the Isolation towards the creature presents the theme of monstrosity itself. The creature lies at the center of the action as he is rejected by his creator, society and living a lonely life.
Mary Shelley uses many language devices to portray conflict in the novel Frankenstein. In chapter 5, Mary Shelley uses alliteration to convey to the reader the emotional conflict the monster is forced to face. Victor finally finishes his creation and observes its appearance: “I beheld the wretch -- the miserable monster who I created”. This suggests to the reader that Victor is not pleased with his creation as he calls him a “monster”; the word “monster” makes the reader visualize a horrendous, spine-chilling, eerie creation creating a dark ambience. Furthermore, the author uses feelings to describe the monster.
In the letters, we find out that Walton really doesn’t have any friends but he longs for one. He says, "But I have one want which I have never yet been able to satisfy, and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil. I have no friend Margaret.” Walton then continues to explain his need for a companion. This is why in the novel Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein and Robert Walton were isolated both physically and emotionally. Isolation can make people very lonely and depressed.
He is trying to avoid the sense of guilt, if anything goes wrong, and the couple had children, because he is responsible for Frankenstein, because he is the creator. Victor has every reason to feel guilty and to have bad conscience, because he is the one who created Frankenstein, and therefore is responsible for the murder of his family, best friend and his wife. These feelings appear in the text: ‘For this I had deprived myself of rest and health.’ And ‘…horror and disgust filled my heart. Unable to endure the aspect to the being I had created.’ Because he had created a monster he feels terrible, and he is afraid of him. Which you also can see in the last part of the story: ‘…My teeth chattered...
Self created or felt from another persons doing, this separation of ones being must be dealt with. Life comes with its misfortunes. Isolation and abandonment alongside poverty; all battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the memorable heroes. Mary Helen Washington, a novelist and a critic, quoted that in reading the story, “A Jury of Her Peers”, written by Susan Glaspell, possess “a tremendous sense of…isolation” (Penfield 87). This short story offers a real sense of its dramatic dialogue, describing the very nature of isolation and its eerie sense, dwelling in several scenarios throughout this story.
All of these characters shared one thing in common; they were protagonists of their respective stories. But this statement was not true in Frankenstein. It was the antagonist that deserved sympathy. The monster’s pitiless and cruel treatments from others aroused our sympathy, rather than his creator; Victor Frankenstein’s suffering, for he suffered more discrimination and lack
He tells him ‘do your duty towards me and I will do mine towards you,’ and if Frankenstein refused, he threatened him by saying he would ‘glut the maw of death’. This shows how the Creature’s abandonment and lack of nurture leads him to become a murderer. Further proof of this is when, during the Creature’s tale he tell Frankenstein ‘I could not conceive how one man could go fourth and murder his fellow’ showing that he was ‘benevolent and good’ and had Frankenstein full filled his duty he may have remained so. The Creature admits to Frankenstein ‘misery made me a fiend’ implying that Frankenstein’s actions, or lack of action, lead to this misery. Primarily it is not Frankenstein who has to suffer the consequences of his creating life, it is the Creature.
Innocence Loss Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein links vagueness and fortitude of a college student, named Victor Frankenstein, whose obsession of science drives him over the edge. Because of his thirst for knowledge, he goes too far and creates a monstrous creature, which he instantaneously rejects. This rejection plays a major role in the monster’s hatred for humans. As the story goes on, the constant dismissal of the wrench eventually turned him for a sweet, innocent creature, to a vile, insensitive abomination. Rejection is a horrible insult that can drive even the lovable of creatures to do unspeakable deeds.