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Everyone has felt somewhat out of place at one point or another in his or her life How does one feel when he or she has no one to turn to Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and Nathaniel Hawthornes Rappaccinis Daughter are both works that give the reader a chance to observe how individuals feel and act when they are placed in an isolated position Mary Shellys Frankenstein is a book about a creature that is alienated from society due to his repulsive outward appearance and Hawthornes story gives the account of a beautiful lady who cannot have social acquaintances because of her fatal physical qualities Frankensteins creatures isolation is turned into rage while Beatrice Rappaccinis daughter reverts her alienation into depression Both Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and Hawthornes Rappaccinis Daughter show how alienation affects the mental outlook of two individuals in similar situationsAlienation is when one feels overly oppressed because he has no one to relate his feelings and thoughts One of the major reasons the teenaged students at Columbine High School went on their murderous spree was because of their isolation from the rest of the students The murderers felt like they held no common ground with the rest of their peers their lifestyle of computer games and Internet usage was ridiculed The lack of social interaction builds their feelings up inside What happens when these feelings overload the mind The inner emotions build up until the person lashes out just like the students at their high school and like the creature on his creators friends and family This anger and rage is a vent for all the thoughts that they have had to keep to themselves Victor Frankenstein deserts his creature left out in the world to fend for himself The creatures initial alienation is felt when he first reaches the outside world The creatures first encounter with humankind occurs at the cottage in the woods He knows he cannot directly ask for their help
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