In Frankenstein, solitude and loneliness only leads to despair. From the beginning of the novel, Victor Frankenstein chooses a life of solitude, while the creature he creates suffers a life of unwanted solitude. The conditions of their solitude and loneliness, desired and undesired, spur very different responses from these two characters. Frankenstein places himself in solitude for various different reasons; for example, when he is overcome with negative thoughts and emotions he seeks places of isolation and solitude. This is evident when he states,
“At these moments I took refuge in the most perfect solitude. I passed whole days on the lake alone in a little boat. But the fresh air and bright sun seldom failed to restore me to some degree of composure”. Victor Frankenstein’s desire for isolation causes him to separate himself from those he was close to in... [continues]
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