The Values Of Society In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

analytical Essay
431 words
431 words

In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, values of society are clearly expressed. In this particular society and culture, a great value is placed on ideologies of individuals and their contribution to society. In order to highlight these values, Shelley utilizes the character of Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein is the main character of the novel, and with his alienation, he plays a significant role that reveals the surrounding society’s assumptions and moral values of individualism and use in society. This is done through Victor’s actions of self-inflicted isolation. Victor first becomes isolated when he allows himself to indulge in the writings of old philosophers, like Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, and Magnus. The writings of these philosophers

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how mary shelley's novel, frankenstein, emphasizes the value of individualism and contributions to society through victor frank
  • Analyzes how victor becomes isolated when he indulges in the writings of old philosophers, like cornelius agrippa, paracelsus, and magnus.
  • Analyzes how victor goes into a state of grief when his brother's murderer is his creation, and justine is executed for his crimes. victor responds by further isolating himself.
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