Seclusion in Frankenstein

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In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Victor Frankenstein, a scientist from Geneva constructs a monster who resembles many of the complications faced in modern society. Victor’s monster travels around the villages of humanity, finding himself rejected by most people he encountered. The monster is an excellent example of isolation because he is unaccepted by the society around him due to his different characteristics and incapability to understand the local language which is similar to segregation of ethnic groups. Physical appearances were a factor in the repulsion and solitude of the monster. In chapter thirteen of Frankenstein, the creature realizes that he was “a monster, a blot upon earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned” since there was “none like him” (Shelley 123). The result of the atrocious appearance given to him by Victor Frankenstein is that the monster is more than dejected in human society. Even his creator, Victor Frankenstein, gasps at the dreadful wretch he created, “Oh! no mortal could support the horror of that countenance” (Shelley 59). Since he was so apparently appalling to the people he stumbled upon, he was entirely repudiated from human society. This led to an extreme feeling of loneliness, causing him to think of himself as entirely alone. Correspondingly in the world in the 1900s, the whites segregated the African Americans and the Asians because they had colored skin and different qualities. This isolation is later resolved as he finds a sort of place with a human family. He cares for the cottagers by bringing them fire wood, and eventually revealing himself to the father. This acceptance immediately causes a reversal from his self-doubt and he feels as though he might finally be somewhat tolerable. This is akin to the termination of segregation during the Civil War because Martin Luther King Jr. He was not alive during the
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