Isolation In Frankenstein Essay

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The monster in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, is isolated from humanity due to his frightening appearance. This isolation causes him to become vengeful towards his creator Victor Frankenstein for creating him. The monster goes on a killing spree, targeting everyone that is close to Victor attempting to make Victor feel as lonely and isolated as the monster. It is Society's inherent judgement of someone's appearance that isolates the monster and turns the innocent yet ignorant monster into a rage that turns fatal towards his creator, Victor Frankenstein. Humanity’s lack of acceptance for a creature unsure about himself and why he was created forces him into isolation from the world, and develops a violent hatred of humanity. The monster has the mental capacity of a typical human and can feel the emotions of a human, but because of his…show more content…
“I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind?”(124). The monster feels miserable because he is not accepted, and is forced into isolation by humanity. The miserable feeling evolves into a burning hatred inside of him towards humanity but most of all towards his creator, Victor. The monster has been brought into a world where no one can accept him for who he is, which is what makes the monster feel alone and isolated from the rest of the world. Victor deserts the monster when he was created leaving him alone and forced to figure out life alone. This is what creates the monsters initial desire for Victor to suffer and feel the same isolation and loneliness that he has felt. His violence stems from the isolation and loneliness that he feels, to a point where he doesn't want to live nor does he understand why he was created, “Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the

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