Loneliness og rejection | Literary analysis

Inledning
In this novel, loneliness is an important and one of the main themes in Frankenstein. This book is a science-fiction novel that was published year 1818.

Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Frankenstein is about a scientist named Victor Frankenstein who creates a new life from dead body parts.

A life that might soon be either a danger to society or a great discovery. In this science-fiction novel we will be catching an insight about the monster’s life, and how the society welcomes him.

This creature is capable of communication with other fellow beings and express himself in words, then why can’t the society communicate with him instead of rejecting him.

Will the society learn to welcome an unusual creature who has learned to love, feel sadness and happiness, despite his looks?

Utdrag
The next character who experiences loneliness is Victor Frankenstein. At first you might not think that he feels lonely because he had Elizabeth Lavenza as a steady playmate and friend when he was a child, and Henry Clerval as well.

When he later left to go to a college at Ingolstadt, he felt lonely because he left all his friends behind.

Victor´s professor Waldman at Ingolstadt becomes friends with him and yet Victor keeps himself isolated from others to create a life.

It was his actions and his choices that led him to being lonely. Victor doesn’t have a good relationship with his family, they don’t keep in touch with each other, although they want to have a good relationship with him.

P.56 he says “ the summer months passed while I was thus engaged”, he explains how hard he is working on his creature and that he does not rest or do anything else other than to focus on bringing a creature to life.

Victor also explains that he has not seen his friends for a long time because he chose to isolate himself while working on the creature.

Victor certainly didn’t choose to be lonely; he simply found a project that he felt determined to succeed with and he didn’t want to deal with any distractions so therefore he pushed his feelings for his family aside and focused on creating life.

However, he still doesn’t want to be lonely, he created the monster, hoping that it would be his only friend.

On the same page, page 56, “I wished, as it were, to procrastinate all that related to my feelings of affection until the great object, which swallowed up every habit of my nature, should be completed”.

By completely isolating himself and the countless hours that he has spent on the monster has led to him being ill and caused him sleep deprivation.

The obsession of finishing his work has caused him to cut off all communication from the outside world.

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