Mary Shelley's mother, Mary Wollstonecraft (pictured above), was one of the earliest feminists. Society causes the creature to become a monster because of the reactions to his physical appearance, for he is rejected by his maker, excluded from society, and misjudged.. Mary Wollstonecraft (John Opie c. 1797). The pursuit of knowledge is at the heart of Frankenstein, as Victor attempts to surge beyond accepted human limits and access the secret of life.Likewise, Robert Walton attempts to surpass previous human explorations by endeavoring to reach the North Pole. She is most remembered for writing A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, which is one of the first books on feminist philosophy.She advocated for women to get an education, to marry whom they choose, and to resist the men that tried to oppress them. Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. In its preface, Frankenstein claims to be a novel that gives a flattering depiction of "domestic affection." But, in fact, all that tragedy, murder, and despair occur because of a lack of connection to either family or society. Society puts labels on everything as good or bad, rich or poor, normal or aberrant. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley this act of erring by society is extremely evident. Society is inevitable. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Frankenstein, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. 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. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley deals with the varieties of themes, giving the novel a possibility of diverse interpretations. Although some of these stamps are accurate, most of them are misconceptions. It will always be there as a pleasure and a burden. That seems a strange claim in a novel full of murder, tragedy, and despair. Frankenstein explores one of mankind's most persistent and destructive flaws: prejudice. Dangerous Knowledge.