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Only The Lonely Essay

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Only the Lonely
Frankenstein is Mary Shelley's most notable piece of work, written when she was only eighteen years old. The novel explores the theme of loneliness and rejection. The monster created by Victor Frankenstein is rejected by human society because of his appearance. Mary Shelley explores the feelings of how the creature is utterly ignored and abused by the society. I believe the novel became a reflection of the inner state of Mary Shelly. It reflects sufferings and loses that occurred in the own authors life. As notes Anthony Badalamenti in his article Why did Mary Shelley Write Frankenstein: “She was also the product of her own past, suffering three successive losses in her ...view middle of the document...

He is concerned only with scientific tools which give him control and power. “Frankenstein so beautifully explores the consequences of living and working in isolation. After cloistering himself to bring dead flesh to life, Victor Frankenstein condemns his creature to loneliness. The creature does the same to him in revenge. Solitude makes monsters of both” (Badalamenti). Victor creates a monster but he does not understand the true meaning of his actions.
Loneliness and alienation is one of the main themes of the novel. It is notable that all the main characters of the novel experience feelings of loneliness and alienation. The creature, Victor and Walton all experience these feelings. Victor Frankenstein, does not have good relations with his family. He does not keep in touch with his father and sister despite the eagerness to maintain a close relationship with him. Shelley describes in great detail good relations in Victor's family and their desire to keep in touch with Victor. Despite this fact Victor does not make any attempt to support any relationships with his family. He dedicates all time and effort to science but it does not bring him enough moral satisfaction. Victor can not find the way out for his negative feelings and uses science and experiment as a way to entertain himself and to rid loneliness. The Shelley uses the old theme of Faust when the search for technical progress and scientific advances results in the loss of humanity. Victor does not possess feelings of love and compassion. The Creature notes several times that he wants to find these feelings in his creator but constantly fails. He compares himself to other people who deserve love and understanding of God, who created them, and states that his creator has abandoned him: “Sometimes I allowed my thoughts, unchecked by reason, to ramble in the fields of Paradise, and dared to fancy amiable and lovely creatures sympathizing with my feelings and cheering my gloom; their angelic countenances breathed smiles of consolation. But it was all a dream; no Eve soothed my sorrows nor shared my thoughts; I was alone. I remembered Adam's supplication to his Creator. But where was mine? He had abandoned me, and in the bitterness of my heart I cursed him”. (Shelley, 111) Sad irony that the monster is not deprived of human feelings in contrast to his creator. The creature feels loneliness and alienation. It seeks for understanding and love but can not find a living creature which would share its feelings.
Physical appearance becomes the main barrier for the creature. It does not allow it to build normal relations in society....

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