Frankenstein Essay | Isolation and the Dark Side of Human Nature in "Frankenstein"

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Isolation and the Dark Side of Human Nature in "Frankenstein"

Summary: The classic novel "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley is the quintessential Gothic novel that was the seminal literature for modern gothic literature. Two key themes of the novel are isolation and the dark side of human nature.
Frankenstein, a gothic novel? Indeed, Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, is the "holy grail" of gothic literature. Containing an egocentric protagonist, isolation, the dark side of human nature and many supernatural occurrences, this novel is right up there with Edgar Allen Poe. Surprisingly, Mary Shelley's novel contains not only some of the elements of a gothic, but instead contains all aspects of gothic literature. This, compounded with her great storyline make it unique, horrific, and mystifying. However, it is not purely the ingenious setting and idea of the work that makes it a great gothic piece, but rather the way Mary Shelley chooses to portray each element. The elements of Frankenstein are not only told to the reader but instead, slowly revealed over the lapse of the entire book. By revealing the elements in this way, Mary Shelley is able to...

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