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THE THEME OF OBSESSION IN "FRANKENSTEIN"
Transcript of THE THEME OF OBSESSION IN "FRANKENSTEIN"
on the works they write."
What Victor's Obsession Led To
Creation of a deserted and depressed creature.
for Victor with "ardent affections" (page 155) after he falls apart when finished with his creation.
Victor and doesn't ask questions on their journey to England.
Confirmed by his dreaming of "
what glory would attend the discovery
" (p. 37) due to
for scientific revelations.
Led him into claiming that he has "
lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit
" (page 52) due to
from environmental or social interactions.
THE THEME OF OBSESSION IN "FRANKENSTEIN"
How Mary Shelley's Perspective on Human Nature and Obsession is Portrayed Throughout Her Novel, "Frankenstein"
Cognizant of each story is a
, a concept of
, or a certain
inferred between the lines.
Not only a source of entertainment, "Frankenstein" also reveals the author's, Mary Shelley's,
certain opinions on the idea of
Mary Shelley places the recurring theme of obsession as a part of human nature that only arises when one is displaced from their currently extant "positive" nature.
for praise and recognition.
3. The creature's
to revenge his creator.
"Cramped and narrowed (Victor)" (p. 68).
Abandonment of the creature, resulting in it an angry monster that sets forth a
What Clerval's Obsession Led To
to Victor is why he was murdered by the Monster.
To become accepted
instead of being "solitary and abhorred" (page 98).
Victor whom the monster "swear(s) inextinguishable hatred" (page 132).
What The Creature's Obsessions Led To
of seven characters, including Frankenstein and The Monster.
The creature turned into a monster who "vowed eternal
to all mankind" (page 130).
Obsession Motif in Novel
powers of obsession.
implies that humanity can thrive on human goodness if
does not take over.
A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind, and never to allow passion or a transistory desire to disturb his tranquility
" (page 53).
The theme of obsession is prevalent throughout the novel as Mary Shelley presents her view on human nature and entertains us through exposing the
lurking darkness in personalities and desires.
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Mr. Andrew Tomlinson's 11-B English Literature Class
Presented November 25th, 2014