This essay discusses that Watson expresses sorrow as he yearns for companionship and this link to strong attachment in knowledge. Through the author’s descriptions, Watson is unmarried. This can be a source of sorrow, especially due to the fact that he had no friends to talk with and spend social moments. It compares his life to Frankenstein and as well he had little communications with people. Communications are desirable to overcome the sorrows as friends or members of the society would provide compassion through encouragement talks. Watson receives little of this since he only communicates with his sister. Following this, he could need a marriage because the wife could take away his sorrows not relieved through life activities.
In conclusion, Mary Shelley expresses the theme of sorrow throughout her novel “Frankenstein”. The sorrows described are mainly from knowledge obsession. The characters Frankenstein, monster, and Watson experience sorrow throughout their lives due to knowledge. Frankenstein lived a sorrowful life for committing his time in scientific knowledge to create a monster. He had few friends to cherish his life and the monster brought him sorrows by killing his wife and best friend. The human monster experience miserable life due to rejection by people and inability to find a wife to shower love. Watson also experiences sorrow as he pursues knowledge and explorations at the expense of social relationships with people or in marriage. Therefore, the sorrows prevalent in the novel were due to knowledge.