Examples Of Allusions In Frankenstein

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Allusion: Allusion refers to when an expression makes an indirect reference to a person, thing, place or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers. Example : "Oh Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due. Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel." (Frankenstein, pg 94). Function: In this portion of the novel Frankenstein, the creature makes an an indirect reference or allusion to the Bible story of the creation of Adam and Eve. The story of Adam and Eve in the simplest sense tells the story of the first man in the bible who was created innocent but due to circumstances ends up sinning. The monster gets to a part where he appeals to Frankenstein's sympathy when he compares himself to Adam. The creature makes a…show more content…
He confronts Enda about her responsibilities and this is where the ambiguity comes to play because she doesn't give him a firm response to her actions when he asks as shown in the quote. She gives an uncertain response of her ambiguous change of character. The change in Edna's character is ambiguous because it leaves us guessing to her reason just like her husband is asking "let things go," he angrily asks, "on account of what?" This change can be either negative or positive. Edna can't figure out the meaning of her awakening but she starts to understand both what she is currently living and what she should be living. The ambiguity of him asking her reason to her change in character is a big themes in the novel as it becomes discovered that the reason is her awakening, she comes to her senses on gender
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