Isolation

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A Levels English Literature (Frankenstein) Mind Map on Isolation, created by lizzie.lambrou on 03/17/2014.

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1 Walton
1.1 Novel starts with Walton's complaints to his sister about his lack of companionship.
1.1.1 pg. 19: "I bitterly feel the want of a friend"
1.2 Finds company in Victor - sees him as his intellectual equal.
1.2.1 pg. 28: "I begin to love him as a brother" "He is so gentle, yet so wise"
1.3 Remote setting of the Arctic Circle
1.3.1 pg. 25: "vast and irregular plains of ice, which seemed to have no end."
2 Victor
2.1 His sufferings are primarily caused by his (self-inflicted) alienation from others.
2.1.1 pg. 163: "I saw an insurmountable barrier placed between me and my fellow men..."
2.2 Victor insists that his isolation is imposed because of the monster's crimes.
2.2.1 pg. 95: "I lived in daily fear lest the monster whom I had created should perpetrate some new wickedness."
2.3 Chooses to isolate himself from family and friends to carry out his scientific experiments.
2.3.1 pg. 157: "I must absent myself from all I loved while thus employed."
3 The creature
3.1 His sufferings are primarily caused by man alienating him.
3.1.1 pg. 147: "I am malicious because I am miserable"
3.1.2 His creator abandons him.
3.1.2.1 pg. 102: "You, my creator, deteste and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound"
3.1.3 Persecuted by mankind.
3.2 Longs for companionship and affection. His unhappiness comes from his awareness that he will never experience love.
3.2.1 pg. 134: "No Eve soothed my sorrows nor shared my thoughts; I was alone."

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