Effective Use Of Diction In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In the book, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, complex forms of imagery, tone-developing diction, and a variety of well-organized and composed themes are utilized to further envelop her story and engage readers. These writing techniques are very prominent in the section beginning on page 43, at the start of chapter 5, and ending on page 44, with “so miserably given life.” The imagery used in this section ultimately creates a very clear image of the monster to the readers. “I saw the dull...and straight black lips” (page 43.) The description of the monster is largely painted through this use of intense and comprehensive adjectives that aptly portray an uneasing creature. 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.…show more content…
“The different accidents of...so miserably given life” (pages 43-44.) In this section of the passage, Shelley does a very good job to charm her readers through the usage of very descriptive diction choices to elaborate her story even further. She uses many words that beautifully craft her story into the somber, eerie tale that it is. Her diction choices overall have a very strong influence on the tone of the story, as many of her choices in this section help set the tone she was looking to achieve, very dark and terrifying. She sets her desired tone with success through this usage of tone-specific and tone-setting
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