In sum, isolation becomes the worst imaginable fate throughout the novel, which leads to violence, rage and disaster. Knowledge, social responsibility, society's view of beauty, and secrecy are the major themes that were presented in this gothic novel. Shelley identifies the most hideous of human characteristics in Victor and his monster, and she focuses on how obsession can be a very dangerous and blinding force that leads to various disasters. Frankenstein and his monster represent the good and the bad through the reckless pursuit of knowledge. Both of these characters were afraid of rejection.
This is an example of Frankenstein lacking ‘clear sight’. Frankenstein exhibits signs of mental weakness, perhaps even mental illness, and poor decision making skills. He suffers a lengthy and relatively severe mental breakdown after he gives life to the Creature. He is also unable to handle the appearance of the ‘daemon’
By the monster killing William, the monster is representing Frankenstein’s evil side in the most malicious way. Victor’s fear of sex is also evident throughout the novel. Upon being told his mother’s last wishes for him to marry Elizabeth he exclaims ‘Alas! To me the idea of an immediate union with my Elizabeth was one of horror and dismay!’ revealing his innermost fears of an intimate sexual relationship. This is also evident in his nightmare in chapter five as he dreams ‘as I
Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, temporary episodes of sadness to severe, as well as persistent depression. Doctors use the term "Clinical Depression" to describe the more severe form of depression also known as "major depression". Clinical Depression is marked by a depressed mood most of the day as well as a loss of interest in normal activities and relationships. Clinical Depression is most often triggered by a traumatic experience in ones life such as the loss of a family member. Recurring thoughts of suicide, disconnect from society, a lack of motivation and the abuse of drugs and alcohol are also common symptoms of Clinical Depression.
Macbeth State of Mind after Killing Duncan Immediately upon returning after he has committed the crime, it is obvious that he is highly disturbed by the crime that he has committed. He tells Lady Macbeth that he cannot pronounce the word “amen.” This implies that he is now unholy. In addition, this begins the insomnia that drives him to madness. He says that he heard someone say “Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor/ shall sleep no more. Macbeth shall sleep no more” (II.2.55-57).
How does Mary Shelley create sympathy for the monster in Frankenstein In the novel Frankenstein Sympathy is created by the author both by making the readers pity the monster’s loathsome existence and by leading them to understand his violent and cruel actions. We pity the creature because of the way he is treated by mankind and we can identify with his feelings and reactions and understand why he behaves as he does. Shelley uses different narrators throughout the novel and the reader sympathises with the views of these people to differing degrees. In chapter five, it is a dreary night in September this is pathetic fallacy because every time the monster is about to enter the story it is dark and rainy, this gives us the feeling that the monster is bad and makes us feel uneasy, the fact that Mary Shelley uses pathetic fallacy when the monster is about to enter the story means that we can predict what is going to happen and it gives us a vibe that the monster is not good. If it was sunny and beautiful when the monster was there it would make us feel more comfortable, therefore liking the monster more.
This gives the contrast of life and death. ‘inanimate’ would usually be referred to the dead and ‘life’ for being alive. For this victor had “deprived” himself of “rest and health”; but as the monster is given life, victor describes his reaction as a “breathless horror” and “disgust filled” his “heart”. Victor rushes to his room and tries hard to fall asleep. Victor is “disturbed by the wildest dreams” and sights Elizabeth.
Safie rushes out the cottage, Agatha faints, and Felix beats on the creature until he leaves. The De Lacey’s then abandoning their cottage and move out. All the creature wanted was to be accepted it by the De Lacey, but instead he is rejected. This is another experience the creature had that made him want to become evil. The creature is now heading out to Geneva to find his creator.
I believe Macbeth shows many signs of a bipolar disorder, one of the worst disorders. It causes one’s mind to change, to have bad mood swings to think the need everything or deserve it. Because of Macbeth’s mental disorder he devised his own demise. Macbeth shows signs when he shows signs of anxiety and violence. When he can’t make up his mind on what he wants to do.
A Grave Repercussion Emotions can be fatal when left to fester. Often, people’s feelings can cause their rationality to decay and drive them towards abnormal behavior. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ophelia snaps under the heartache of her fathers’ death, forcing her into madness. Eventually, her anguish throws her into a grave with which she cannot escape. The grief she suffers is what leads to her derangement, and in turn, her own death.