Examples Of Diction In Frankenstein

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In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s diction delineates a vivid description of the creature’s characteristics, hence evoking suspense and agitation in the audience. The horrid description of the creature endorses an unsettling feeling in the reader due to the negative connotation employed by the diction selected. For instances, victor emphasizes the creature’s physical appearance by stating “yellow skin… horrid contrast… white sockets… shrivelled complexion and straight black lips”, then later victor states “breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” concerning to the creature’s physical characteristics(35). She strategically manipulates diction to alter the audience perception of the creature and directs them into viewing said creature

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