Victor's Alienation In Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley’s work of literature, Frankenstein, conveys her negative attitudes towards scientific issues of her time. With the use of Victor Frankenstein and the monster, Shelley is able to depict that the curiosity of science leads to negative impacts in society. Frankenstein is portrayed as a man full of interest in natural philosophy. Although his eager learning and experimenting for science is unlimited, he builds a monster that causes low credibility, betrayal and conviction for Frankenstein and those surrounding him. Fame being one of Frankenstein’s prime motive for creating a superhuman portrays that he does not realize his motive will cause low credibility. Even though the monster is portrayed as ugly and demonic, he longs for a female companion of the same species that will understand him. Moreover, because his physical appearance does not fit in with those around him, he claims he is mean because he is alienated. Thus, Victor suggests the monster’s words are reasonable and promises to create the monster’s companion. However, in the process of his work, Victor slacks off and…show more content…
Because of the monster's cruel act of causing death, Victor faces inevitable conviction. Justine confesses she is the murderer of Victor's brother, William, when she was placed on trial. However, she is innocent and claims she is the murderer hoping to gain salvation. Not only does Justine blame herself, Victor knows she has nothing to do with the case and he feels horrible. “Anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of my heart; I bore a hell within me, which nothing could extinguish.” (Shelley 75) However, Victor cannot explain the truth because he is afraid people will think he is crazy. He is convicted knowing that the monster caused the death of his own family member and the execution of Justine. Shelley conveys that the scientific attitudes of Victor creating the monster made Victor feel
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