Frankenstein key themes:
In Frankenstein, isolation results in disaster as Victor, prioritizing his scientific ambition above his friends and family, creates the monster, who in turn suffers isolation and alienation.
Nurture contrasts with nature as the humans in the story model loving, productive relationships among even adoptive family, while Victor neglects his creation and leaves him to suffer.
Romantic themes like the wonder and beauty of the natural world appear in depictions of scenery and landscapes.
Appearances belie reality as the creature’s appearance disguises benevolent inclinations.
- Nature trumps science as Victor’s perversion of the natural order wreaks havoc and costs lives.