Frankenstein Themes

  • Both Victor Frankenstein and the Creature are victims of isolation. At first, Victor's isolation is self-imposed, a result of his intense scientific study. Later, the Creature's rage at being made an outcast leads him to isolate Victor by means of violence and intimidation.
  • Nature and its subversion are important themes in Frankenstein. Victor breaks the laws of nature when he raises the Creature from the dead. His arrogance results in chaos and destruction.
  • Nothing is quite what it seems in Frankenstein. Though the Creature may look monstrous, he is a thoughtful, sympathetic creature driven to violence by circumstance rather than nature.

Popular Themes

(Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction)

Victor Frankenstein is a brilliant, rational, and self-centered man who comes to understand the importance of friendship, family, and love. His...

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