In Whence did I come? What was my destination?

In the novel, Victor forces others into isolation without their control. After Victor brings his Monster to life, he immediately puts him into isolation. When Victor sees the monster and realizes the extent of what he has done, he rejects his own creation, setting into motion the madness of the monster. After that, every encounter that Victor has with the monster happens when he is alone. When he goes for a walk in the Alps without his family, the monster appears and demands a mate. On his wedding night to Elizabeth, he checks outside for the monster before retiring to bed, and this is when the monster attacks his new wife. Victor has no intention of making the Monster feel included. At one point the Monster says: “My person was hideous and my stature gigantic. What did this mean? What was I? Who was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination? These questions continually reaccured, but I was unable to solve them” (Shelley Chapter 11). This shows just how much love and care Victor shows for the Monster. Not only does Victor isolate the Monster but he isolates Elizabeth as well. As soon as Victor is able to, he leaves for school. Even when Victor is 17 and his mother passes he has no intention of being home to help support Elizabeth but would rather be studying, alone. Victor forces Elizabeth to be alone without her control, just like the Monster. The main effect of isolation that Victor experiences in the story is how he sees all situations in a negative sense and loses his ability to communicate. Edmund White, author of “Isolation Effect” states: “A big effect is that you start to lose your ability to connect with others. But the biggest effect is on your outlook; You tend to see the world as a negative place and it causes you to make fear based decisions” (White 1). This basically shows the effects of isolation based on how you treat others. Someone who is isolated is not able to communicate or relate to people as well as someone who is social and involved in society. During college Victor had very little communication with his family other than the letters he exchanged with Elizabeth. He states: “And the same feelings which had me neglect the scenes around me caused me also to forget those friends who were so many miles absent, and whom I had not seen for so long a time” (Shelley Letter 4). This is a relevant representation of how close Victor is to his family. This proves that In the novel, Victor forces others into isolation without their control.