Victor And The Monster Are Reciprocals In "Frankenstein"

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There are many themes in the novel Frankenstein. One of these themes is that the monster and Victor are reciprocals. They were always and always will be linked. They are related in many different ways. In the following paragraphs I have mentioned four of them.
One of these ways is that they are both isolated from society. The monster is isolated because of his physical features. Because he is ugly he is a social outcast. Victor isolates himself twice in the novel, when he is creating his two monsters. The first time he isolates himself because he wanted to create his monster. The second time Victor is isolated he does it willingly, but not for him, to protect his family from the original monster he has created. Wether it is of there own will or not, there is no denying that the monster and Victor are related because they are both isolated from society.
Both the monster and Victor hate their own lives. The monster hates his life because he is a social outcast and has extremely ugly physical features. Victor hates his life because of all the deaths he has to suffer from, the deaths of his mother, William, Justine, Henry, Elizabeth, and Alphonse. Because most of these deaths, aside from his mother’s, were either directly or indirectly caused by the monster, he blames himself for them, considering he created the monster.
The monster and Victor are also related because they both know suffering. The monster knows suffering because he has no relations with any part of humanity. The only person he...

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