Essay on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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In the novel "Frankenstein," by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein is the creator of a "monster." Because of his thirst for knowledge and ambition to create life, he goes too far and creates a huge creature, which he immediately rejects. This rejection plays a major part in the monster's hatred for humans, especially Victor. The author, Mary Shelley, supports the theme, loss of innocence, through plot, setting and characterization. This essay will explain the many ways that the characters lost their innocence throughout the novel Frankenstein. In the novel “Frankenstein” plot deals with the conflict that is inside Victor Frankenstein, who produces a monstrous creature. Victor is disgusted at the site of the creature he has…show more content…
“I did not dare return to the apartment which I inhabited, but felt impelled to hurry on, although drenched by the rain which poured from a black and comfortless sky”(44). As the story progresses, Victor then travel abroad with Henry, so he makes a trip to England and head to the Rhine River, from where they go to London. After the death of his best friend which who the creature kills, Victor travels the northern highlands, and on a remote island he finds a place where he can create the creature’s wife that the creature demanded. With this decision, he loses a little more innocence. "Oh! My creator, make me happy; let me feel gratitude towards you for one benefit! Let me see that I excite the sympathy of some existing thing; do not deny me my request"(131). After Victor quits making the female, he proceeds to Paris and later leaves for Geneva again, where Elizabeth and Victor enjoy their marriage. After they get married and spend some brief time on the shore of Lake Como for their honeymoon, the monster is angry with Victor for not finishing his female partner, so he loses a bit more of innocence by killing the one Victor love ones again . “Now that virtue has become to me a shadow, and that happiness and affection are turned into bitter and loathing despair, in what should I

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