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Novelist Mary Shelley in her gothic romance novel Frankenstein introduces a man named Victor whose obsession with science and philosophy leads him to create a living creature from dead materials Victor sacrifices everything to create this monster but in return he abandons the creature and leaves him to be an helpless outcast The main themes that the author conveys in the novel are loneliness and rejection Feelings of loneliness and rejection make it harder to regulate behavior and it can lead to serious violence and danger Shelley tries to differentiate the different emotions and logic expressed by the creature to appeal to Frankensteins sense of integrity and responsibility by arousing feelings of fear sympathy and guilt The creature uses several arguments to persuade Frankenstein to create him a female companion He starts off by using a reasonable tone to appeal to Frankensteins sense of responsibility You must create a female for me with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being I am content to reason with you I am malicious because I am miserableShall I respect man when he contemns me Let him live with me in the interchange of kindness instead of injury I would bestow every benefit upon him with tears of gratitudeIf I cannot inspire love I will cause fear and I will work at your destruction until I desolate your heart The monsters response causes Victor to see the destruction of the monster as his responsibility and this creates fear within the creator fearing that the monster will just cause more murder and destruction if Victor refuses to acknowledge the monsters demand to create him a female companionIn addition the creature aligns his maliciousness to misery by blaming Frankenstein for what he has become If any being felt emotions of benevolence towards me should return them an hundred and an hundred fold for that creatures sake I would make peace with
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