With this pursuit of knowledge, not only did Victor isolate himself from society but also from those who loved him, such as his fiancée Elizabeth and his father. However, it is with this knowledge and ambition, that winds up destroying him and those closest to him. His project he felt would better human kind and possibly make a name for himself, which is ironic because he brought only evil to society and death to his name. Frankenstein is so caught up in his work and his yearning to be remembered for all time that he does not think about what will happen after life is breathed into this being. After his creation comes to life, he refuses to accept his obligation as the creator to his creation.
Frankenstein will not tell anyone about his creation because he has no one to pour his emotions out to. This causes the loss of his family, friends,and lover. Until the end, he tells his experience to the force but was never really believed so his tale is only really heard by Robert Walton, an explorer with ambitions as strong as Victor himself. In Shelley's novel, she characterizes Victor Frankenstein and the monster as being isolated to convey their misery. First off, the state of being isolated means to be left alone, set apart from all else.
The creature wants nothing more than to be accepted by society, and does not receive the affection and relationships that a child should be provided with. He lost the connection with his father right from creation, but never could truly understand why he was abandoned. The creature realizes he will never be accepted by mankind, and wants Victor to make him a companion. He swears revenge on Victor, and displays his disdain for his forced isolation by killing anyone who was close to Victor, including Elizabeth. The acts of violence committed by the monster are a direct effect of having no true relationships, considering that if he had these, he would better understand human interaction, and would not have acted out against Victor in
The creature created by Victor Frankenstein is driven into isolation from society based on people’s fear of him. Both the creature and Victor experience first hand the effects that isolation have on the creature's actions. Thus Frankenstein shows very clearly how lifelong isolation keeps someone from developing a moral compass and in turn makes them do wrongful deeds. The creature is isolated from all of society but unlike most people he was not raised by a parent or anyone who had parental influence on him. This made it difficult for him to understand why people were afraid of him and left him alone.
The monster searches for love and friendship, and he fails at finding it. Victor isolates himself from the rest of society because of his obsession to create life. During the time he was isolated, Victor became very ill. For Victor, isolation has a very negative effect. The Monster is isolated for two reasons. First, Victor abandons him, which creates an isolation from the Monster's "father".
The isolation that Victor feels is created by pursuing his interests of bringing the dead to life. He chooses to be alone “in a solitary chamber, or rather cell, at the top of the house” (Shelley 49). When Victor completes his masterpiece and the creature comes to life, he still feels alone. According to Diane Telgen, “Victor’s inquisitive nature causes his emotional and physical peril because he cannot balance his intellectual and social interactions” (188). He is not a very social person and he cannot be a scientist and a friendly person at the same time.
He could never understand why the creature take revenge on him because he is a narcissist. In the article, “Narcissism and Empathy in Young Offenders and Non-offenders”, author Erica G. Hepper explains that, “Although narcissistic individuals depend on other people’s praise and respect to feed their ego, they lack communal motivation and fail to consider the effect they have on others” (201). Dr. Frankenstein never care to think of what might happen to the creature after he rejects it. What he cares is he could not bear to look at the creature, so he just runs away. And now, Dr. Frankenstein decides to take revenge on the creature that all its miseries are caused by himself.
After Frankenstein creates his creature, he is so frightened and disgusted by the creature?s appearance that he abandons it. In conclusion, Frankenstein abandons his creature because of its appearance. To the creature, Frankenstein is his father and when he left him, he felt neglected and abandoned. The creature did not know how to take care of himself and was given no direction or leadership. He left not knowing where he would go or how he would survive.
His extreme pursuit of knowledge, has proven to be negative, as the very thought of what he creates causes him to want to take his own life. This shows the decay of his relati... ... middle of paper ... ..., 66). This is when Victor is talking to Henry Clerval, someone who used to be a very close friend of Victor’s. Victor is saying that he does not want to talk to Henry, he would rather remain alone. This shows that he has been “cut off” from society.
Victor’s childhood is similar to the upbringing of the creature; the Monster doesn’t receive enough nurturing attention from Victor and becomes a barbarous and brutal creature, out of control just as Victor had been while he created the creature. Although the two part immediately, and live separate lives, they think of one another constantly. In addition to the similarities between the two characters’ lives, their emotions mirror one another 's as well. Both the creature and Frankenstein long for sympathy as they continuously reiterate that no one understands them. The Monster tells Frankenstein about his experiences, “I am an unfortunate and deserted creature, I look around and have no relation or friend upon earth… I am full of fears, for if I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever (Shelley 95).