Peer Pressure And Loneliness In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Literature is used in writings to comment on moral, ethical, and political issues of their time. However some of those issues can still be seen today in modern time. Authors like Shakespeare and Shelley use literature elements to make social commentaries on significant issues like peer pressure, child abandonment, and loneliness. In today’s society there are many matters that there are to be concerned about such as peer pressure. Kids are being pressured into doing things that could affect their lives till death. The most common thing that people are pressured into doing is drugs and alcohol. Today it is a normal thing that teens under 21 are drinking, whether it is at a party or someone over the age 21 has given it to them. An article on …show more content…

Victor does not feel lonely until the monster kills all of his loved ones. The monster did this so that Victor could feel what the monster has felt his whole existence. The monster has felt like he has no one and he displays this when he cries, "And what was I? Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property. I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man." (Shelley 128). These feelings pointed the monster to begin kill the people that Victor cares about the most so that he could feel the same way as the creature. All of the people screaming and running away from the monster has lead him to feel completely alone makes him feel as though he is shunned and an outcast from the rest of society. He explains that "I am an unfortunate and deserted creature; I look around and I have no relation or friend upon earth. These amiable people to whom I go have never seen me and know little of me. I am full of fears, for if I fail there, I am an outcast in the world forever." (Shelley 143). Throughout the whole book the monster feels this way; like he has no friends and that he is an outcast forever. Mary Shelley uses literary elements to make a social commentary about the issue of

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