Frankenstein and the Human Condition

Examines the message put out by Mary Shelley, in her classic novel, “Frankenstein” that society is able to turn people from loving beings into wicked beings.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein explores the meaning of human nature in a very profound way. She shows that human nature is to seek love and companionship, yet that society can turn people into very wicked people. At the same time, she stresses that human nature cannot be changed and that humans should not tinker with it or try to experiment with it. Mary Shelley touches on the theme of how dangerous it is to play with human nature. We see that humans are to be left alone and to be allowed to take their own way.