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Frankenstein Literary Analysis

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By definition depression is the state if being sad or feelings of hopelessness and in adequacy. Depression is a major role in this writing and accompanies many characters throughout the book. The monster is a main victim of depression throughout the book because of lonesomeness and because he is tile that he is hideous many times. People would run away from the monster in feet that they would be killed or threatened and this would sadden and enrage the monster. Elizabeth is saddened for most of the book as well because Victor is at Ingolstadt for most of the book until word of William's death and Victor's father becoming sickly. Victor is also affected by depression and feels that he is responsible for the death of William and Justine.

Frankenstein's creature elucidates his anger, saying, "There was non among the myriads of men that existed who would pity or assist me; and should I feel kindness towards my enemies? No: from that moment I declared everlasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him who had formed me and sent me forth to this insupportable misery,"(Shelly). I believe that the creature was misinterpreted by many people that judged him form the outside and wouldn't give him a chance. I think that people should have given him a chance and because they didn't is why the creature went on a rampage and murdered people out of the feeling if revenge. "I am alone and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create,"(Shelly). I think that the only person that showed kindness to the monster would be the elder DeLacey that was blind because he was he only person that didn't see the monsters impurities.

"The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food,"(Shelly). The monster was always...

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