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Frankenstein essay - Mary Shelley uses the characters of her novel Frankenstein as a personally opinionated description of the importance of

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Mary Shelley uses the characters of her novel, Frankenstein , as a personally opinionated description of the importance of socialization and companionship, as well as the dangers of isolating oneself in the pursuit of knowledge. She reinforces the fact that an individual should never consider the pursuit of knowledge any more significant than companionship and socialization with other individuals. The author uses the characters of her novel very well when feeding the reader with sufficient reason for onself to never pursue knowledge in isolation, wasting their natural gifts of socialization and natural abilities to interact with other humans. Moreover, she explains the importance of these natural gifts and abilities with her characters set in place as examples of the extremes to which this aspect of humanity can be taken. In her novel, Mary Shelley leads the reader on a journey through her character’s minds as they each exhibit different aspects and show different perspectives and opinions on the subject in whole. As humans, we are prone to become oblivious to this gift, all to often, any member of society can be witnessed as they waste and take for granted their gifts of socialization and companionship. Classifications and stereotypes among individuals are used all too often, dejecting certain members and classes of individuals within a given area, and many extremely influential occurences of this nature have taken place for years at a time with no recognition of their harmful manners. However, the novel uses an example of such extreme measures, that he has never tasted the fruits of socialization, nor will he ever be allowed in the future, and demonstrates the importance of these aspects in a very well bounded manner. The novel opens in the words of Robert Walton, who is venturing into the Arctic for research purposes concerning his fame and interest in the scientific mysteries of the
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region. Robert is excessively intelligent, and establishes this characteristic in his handwritten letters to his sister, but he yearns for another, with whom he can personally connect, and form a close companionship in the sharing of their intelligent thoughts and opinions. Walton is joyous in the discovery of another life form while on his venture, and his joyfulness comes tenfold when he finds they can relate with one another, as two highly intelligent individuals, and cherishes their companionship. All of the conversing
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course COMP 100 taught by Professor Beaversdorf during the Spring '06 term at Wisconsin Colleges.

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