Rejection In Frankenstein

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Woven throughout Mary Shelley’s renowned novel Frankenstein, are threads of regret, lonesomeness, and rejection. Throughout the story, similarities and diversities are exemplified between Frankenstein and his creature. Both Victor and his creature suffered greatly, but their responses to their suffering is where the differences lie. Victor rejected his creature. The creature had to cope with the rejection. Rejection, demands, similarities, and differences are all portrayed throughout the book.

Recalling the dismal night when life entered the creature, Victor expressed, “Breathless horror and disgust filled my heart. Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room.” From the first glance upon his creation, revulsion filled the heart of Victor. He indeed despised the being he had formed. Immediately Victor fled from the creature, deisiring to never lay eyes upon the grotesque form again. He thus rejected the creature upon which he toiled for so long.

To better understand why Victor would so fiercely rejected his creation, perhaps one should consider what rather than whom Victor was rejecting. For two laborious years the sun and moon alike in all their glory shone upon Frankenstein as he unrelentlessly toiled in his studies and creation. Victor halted all desires and enjoyments in life to labor in his work. “Winter, spring, and summer passed away during my labours; but I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves - sights which before

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