Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein And Frankenstein

1410 WordsFeb 8, 20156 Pages
Human Nature can be defined as “the ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that are common to most people”. Many people are attracted to compassion and sympathy through the love of a person whom cares very deeply about them. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the three main characters Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein and Frankenstein (The Monster) are shown throughout the story, longing and in search for a companion. Throughout the story, the characters struggle with the battle of wanting either sympathy or compassion from a person or both. Mary Shelley shows the true indication of Human Nature by showing the importance of sympathy and compassion through the main character’s desires and pain. Victor Frankenstein had created life with desire of a companion but wanted a sense of love through compassion and sympathy. Victor Frankenstein has lost his mother at a young age and was left with his sister, Elizabeth and his father. Victor had a very keen interest in the sciences and the development from life to death, leading to his creation, Frankenstein. Through the development of his creation, he had felt lonely and was in need of a companion. For example, after Victor had completed the Monster and has seen the final results, he had gone to his friend Clerval to receive a sense of comfort. “But I was in reality very ill; and surely nothing but the unbounded and unremitting attentions of my friend could have restored me to life.” Instead of mocking and pushing him aside, Clerval
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