Essay on Theme of Loneliness in Frankenstein
In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, one of the key themes is loneliness. For many, most of their time is spent with people, whether it is friends, family, coworkers, or strangers. Many of the characters in this book break that norm and spend countless hours alone. Having time to reflect and think about everything. Sometimes, the characters are still lonely, even with people, and sometimes friends around them.
The first character that we are introduced to is R. Walton. He is on a ship with many deck hands and crewmembers, but in his letter to Margaret, his sister, he states, "I have no friend. Even when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to …show more content…
A third character, who has no friend at all is Frankenstein's creation, the monster. "All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you my created detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bond by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us." The monster explained to Frankenstein that he has no