What is Shelley saying about men, women and our roles/responsibilities in relationships and society?

Frankenstein: this is part of the question is in the same grouping of the questions of gender roles.

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This is a pretty huge question. We need to consider that these relationships were based on Victorian era social norms. Relationships were thus prescribed through gender and social class. Critics argue Victor's creation was born out of his own social, intellectual, and sexual repressions. It think that in the end, Shelly is commenting on the human need for love, meaning, and belonging. Really, that's what any of these characters were after, including the creature.