Overall, pathos opens the readers minds to understand and get a feel for all of the mishaps. Is utilized during the beginning of the story, as Walton’s letters to his sister communicate and empathize his fondness. Ethos enable the readers to truly connect with the story without really being in the story. We are able to see logos when Shelly discusses Frankenstein and his studies. By Victor creating the creature, it demonstrates his mental capacity and ability to make something so intricate.
The author writes so many suspenseful and thrilling parts, it makes you ponder, “ What will happen?”. From the evidence of the text, I have came to the conclusion that I predict that Elizabeth might die, Frankenstein’s health will continue to decline, and Frankenstein’s monster will go on a mission to kill beloved characters. In the introduction to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the audience learns that the author’s intentions for her story are to give the readers quite a scare. Mary Shelley was challenged to writing a ghost story and describes her story as, “ one which would speak to the mysterious faces of our nature and awaken thrilling horrors”. From this I predict that Frankenstein’s monster will kill because the author says she wants to create thrill.
Under Frankenstein’s interpretation of the monster, the reader can actively imagine and adopt the feelings that he has towards the monster. Imagery is used very proficiently here as this is precisely what Shelley wishes to accomplish in this section of the passage; she wants the readers to cringe at the monster’s portrayal, and that’s exactly what they do.
We have established that the monster from Frankenstein is one of a kind and feels alone, this brings up one of his main goals, seeking a life companion. In the novel, when talking to Victor, the monster states, ““You must create a female for me, with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being…””(Shelley 125) The monsters’ goal in the novel is not to hurt victor as some might argue, but to achieve a companion that will not shun him. While, trying to achieve this goal leads to suffering and hardships to many in the novel, it is seen that the reason is to fulfill one of humanities’ basic goals, achieve a companion. In the novel Grendel, we see that Grendel is also wanting a companion or friend to talk to. When he is in his cave alone, Grendel states, ““Why can’t I have someone to talk to?” I said.
Foreseeing the Future Foreshadowing was used by Mary Shelley in Frankenstein to achieve her goal of making the reader predict what will happen. The first form of foreshadowing the reader notices is when Walton says to Victor, “One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge” (11). This foreshadows the disasters that will face Victor as he experiments and tries to find the unknown. Then, Victor says, “Let me reveal my tale, and you will dash the cup from your lips?” (12). This foreshadows that once Walton hears Frankenstein’s story, he will change his mind about his expedition.
Knowledge can be Blessings and Curse A teenage girl Mary Shelly wrote Frankenstein in the 18th century. A Gothic novel Frankenstein deals with two genres, Gothicism and science fiction. Victor, one of Mary Shelly’s characters represents man’s pursuit of knowledge which ultimately leads towards the path of destruction while another character Robert Walton implemented his knowledge wisely to get benefits for the society. Mary is indicating to the society that mankind has to pay full attention to science and scientific innovations in order to avoid the catastrophic events due to misuse of knowledge. The search for knowledge is arduous, to utilize knowledge wisely can be blessings, but
The monster is a novel that tries to provide answers to questions that have been able to confuse the author and readers. Published in 1818, the novel is famous for the rich ideas that challenges the mankind’s knowledge and its probability to be used for the good and evil motives, how the uneducated people in the society have been able to be treated over time in the society and in understanding the influence of the advancement in technology have been able to affect mankind. The novel is about Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant scientist who tries to work out the meaning of life. He works in the laboratory and tries to create a creature out of organs of a dead man and manages to create a monster. The novel have been able to implore into the role that the society plays in creating social identity and systemic structures.
Because [say louder] that is how the monster felt. No one knew what he was like because they never talked to him. All he wants is affection. He mentioned this to Dr. Frankenstein, “What I ask of you is reasonable and moderate; I demand a creature of another sex...it shall content me...My creator, [say slower] make me happy.”(Shelley, 135) The monster needs a female companion to give him the love that no one else will. Now I ask you, [shrug while saying]does that sound like a cold blooded killer?
Stereotyping is actually more serious than we thought and it is becoming a major problem in our society today. But what is stereotyping? According to the dictionary, stereotype is defined as “a simplified and standardised conception or image invested with special meaning and help in common by members of a group.” Moreover, it is considered as a form of prejudice, as people are putting labels about how a person should act or live according to their gender, nationality, religion, personality or appearance. This creates pre judgment, including misconceptions, which can develop further, leading to bigger problems and complications. Society can be broken down into many groups or categories and there are all sorts of categories within stereotyping, which are the tools used to stereotype.
The monster created by Victor Frankenstein is rejected by human society because of his appearance. As notes Anthony Badalamenti in his article Why did Mary Shelley Write Frankenstein: : “She was also the product of her own past, suffering three successive losses in her early life that reveal why themes of being alone and abandoned run through the novel.” It means that the novel became the reflection of the inside state of Mary Shelley. And this sadness helped Mary to create a deep and powerful character. In this essay, I am going to talk about the theme of Frankenstein and I find some the articles that is related to the theme that I am talking about. What did you think about Victor?