Can you discuss the emotions in Frankenstein?

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The previous post did a great job.  I think it was really thorough. I would add to it by suggesting that the emotion of the failure brought about by freedom is another distinct reality in Shelley's work.  One of the most compelling aspects of her writing is that in an age where human freedom was being extolled and seen as something that was nearly perfect in its own right, Shelley was able to raise a very Modernist condition present in suggesting that there is a certain pain of failure that is within the construct of human freedom.  Victor would be one of the best examples of this.  His faith in both science and his own freedom geared towards this end could not encompass the reality that his steps toward creation could encompass destruction, as well.  It is this futility in freedom and the emotional desert that accompanies it that is something I find very striking in the novel.

At the heart of the horror of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is not so much the terror felt toward the creature ,...

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