Victor Frankenstein’s Isolation Essay

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An idea becomes a vision, the vision develops a plan, and this plan becomes an ambition. Unfortunately for Victor Frankenstein, his ambitions and accomplishments drowned him in sorrow from the result of many unfortunate events. These events caused Victors family and his creation to suffer. Rejection and isolation are two of the most vital themes in which many dreadful consequences derive from. Victor isolates himself from his family, friends, and meant-to-be wife. His ambitions are what isolate him and brought to life a creature whose suffering was unfairly conveyed into his life. The creature is isolated by everyone including his creator. He had no choice, unlike Victor. Finally, as the story starts to change, the creature begins to take control of the situation. It is now Victor being isolated by the creature as a form of revenge. All the events and misfortunes encountered in Frankenstein have been linked to one another as a chain of actions and reactions. Of course the first action and link in the chain is started by Victor Frankenstein.
Victor’s life starts with great potential. He comes from a decently wealthy family whose lack of love towards each other never existed. He is given everything he needs for a great future, and his academics seem to be convalescing. Everything starts to change once Victor`s ambitions become his life. He leaves to study at Ingolstadt where his destiny begins to unfold. This is when Victor’s isolation begins. The search for the secrets of life consumes him for many years until he thinks he has found it. For months, he assembles what he needs for his creation to come alive. The day came in which he was able to complete his life time research project. This day was described as the day “breathless horror and disgust filled [his] heart” (43). From this moment on, Victor isolates, rejects, and abandons his creation. He thinks the creature might die on its own until the murder of William F is revealed. Victor’s isolation continues once he knows the creature is not dead. Justine is accused as the murderer, but Victor cannot confess about the real murderer being his creation because “such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman” (68). Being the reason for the death of two of this beloved ones and not being able to confess about his creation darkens his heart. Nothing will get better for Victor, whom is trapped within the secrets and suffering he brought upon himself. He is the reason for his suffering for many reasons. No one forced Victor to perform these types of experiments. They are unethical, morally wrong, and evil, but he was consumed with knowledge and the greed to succeed. That is why his isolation and misery is brought upon by himself. He put himself in a horrible situation, and handles the consequences in a manner that would bring more misery.
Unlike Victor, the creature had no choice regarding his life and future. He is brought to this world and abandoned as innocently as a...

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