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to me the idea of an immediate union with my Elizabeth was one of horror and dismay.” This reaction may also be due to the monster’s threat hanging over his mind.
After Victor had destroyed the she-monster he was about to animate, the monster had threatened him with the words ‘I shall be with you on your wedding night’.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley deals with the varieties of themes, giving the novel a possibility of diverse interpretations.
The major themes found in this novel are, theme of birth and creation, theme of fear of sexuality, theme of parental responsibility and nurture, alienation, unjust society, the idea of the 'Overreacher' which are described below.Normally when children are born, they are looked after, their parents take full responsibility of rearing and nurturing them till they become fully familiar with the world they are brought into. He animates a dead matter and creates a Being (though ugly in shape) and in complete horror abandons him in the world of which he has no idea and where he is totally alien.Having assembled the bones and other tissues from various charnels and graves and animates the frame.Victor an ambitious scientist eliminates both God and woman.In a way Mary Shelley parodises the Biblical myth of creation and suggests the Victor’s over confident in displacing God is his greatest crime.Politics- Society emerges and dictates what is morally acceptable.This show how the government can rule with an iron fist, with no remorse, causing others to question what they believe.Fear of Sexuality Many critics have observed that by usurping the role of woman and by indulging in secret toils’ in the workshop of filthy creation.Victor perverts the natural law; and what he succeeds in creating so horrifies him that he develops a fear of even normal sexuality.This leads to the idea that Victor is frightened by the very thought of sexuality.This view is supported by his own reaction to his father’s suggestion that he should marry Elizabeth: “Alas!