Emotional Diction In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Filling the Gap Every waking moment spent on Earth is a gift; however, no good gift comes without any suffering. With life, comes an immense amount of pain- people grow to love one another, yet humans have to learn to deal with the unbearable loss of a loved one. No one person deals with the suffering of unbearable loss, same as the next. Everyone copes with pain differently. Some whimper a tear, but can let out a little laugh, from a friend telling a joke, that gives a little glance of hope. Some spend every moment, suffering in agony trying to figure out how to get that loved one back, rather than realizing that one day they may meet again- on the other side. In volume one of Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, her use of emotional diction, overwhelming imagery, and determined tone help to convey the message that Victor Frankenstein creates life, to help fill the void of his beloved mother’s death. Throughout volume one Victor Frankenstein cannot seem to shake the fact that his mother is dead. In Frankenstein’s mind, death is evil, and he is willing to do anything to defy God’s will, and fate to stop it. Mary Shelley’s use of emotional diction helps to show the reader how damaging the death of his mother is on Victor Frankenstein, “She died calmly; and her countenance expressed affection even in death. I need not describe the feelings of those whose dearest ties are rent by that most irreparable evil, the void that presents itself to the soul, and the despair that is

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