Isolation from family, friends, and civilization significantly encouraged the characters of Frankenstein to loose touch with reality, and can be found culpable for Victor’s defeat. The nature of Victor’s secluded lifestyle originated within his childhood, and his overindulgence into the subject of natural philosophy. As a child, Victor spent much of his time reading because...
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...are responsible for Victor’s tragic downfall. If Mary Shelley’s characters, as a whole, were more accepting of those who are different or struggle with an abnormality, Frankenstein’s monster would not have been subjected to such tormenting desolation, which eventually drove the monster to violence. While reality can be subjective, society, as well as science in society, cannot escape certain universal principals. No matter how noble Victor’s initial intentions for his experiment, his obsessive and isolated nature prohibited the scientist from recognizing the cruelty of his experiment. The pursuit of scientific knowledge could be argued by some to be outside the boundaries society and reality. However, history has demonstrated scientific knowledge consistently has moral and physical implications in the real world.
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