It is evident that the themes in Frankenstein are by no accident. I will take a philosophical look at three themes that interest and stand out most to me. Death, as we know it, is inevitable. Mary Shelley incorporates death into her piece in a way that I havenít seen before. It takes a role in nearly every other aspect of the novel. Another theme is just the opposite of death: life. Frankenstein becomes obsessed with learning about death, and then, he becomes obsessed with prolonging or creating life. He wishes to bring a huge scientific discovery that will enlighten the world and of course, he fails at that task. Not only does he fail at that, he brings destruction, turmoil, and despair on himself and amongst his family and friends. Frankenstein wanting to do good and having good intentions, but ending up doing nothing good is called the Prometheus theme. However, he does succeed at creating life. Even then, after he created life, he aba...