Mary Shelley 's, Frankenstein, depicts the inevitable downfall of Victor Frankenstein, the doctor who created a monster that in the end destroys him. From the start of the novel, Victor tries his best to catch the monster who is running north. From there Victor begins to tell the story of his miscreation, and all the disasters the monster causes. Shelley 's novel is combined with a variation of allusions that showcase her work and enhances the novel 's overall meaning. Shelley utilizes the allusion from the story of Prometheus to recreate the character of Victor that comes from the Greek legend that Prometheus was created with the ability to mold humans.
Many know the saying, “curiosity killed the cat,” although few heed this warning. Victor Frankenstein is one of many who did not. Mary Shelley knows this, and a major theme in her novel Frankenstein conveys this lesson. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley portrays the dark side of knowledge; she demonstrates that the accumulation and pursuit of knowledge can lead to destruction of not only the pursuer, but also those around them. Mary Shelley develops the idea that knowledge can lead to destruction by employing the romantic elements of emotion and introspection.
The creatures offer is that he will leave Victor and all mankind alone forever if Victor just creates a mate for him. Whereupon, Victor eventually and reluctantly defers into. Repugnant he begins to work, but freaks out over what it will mean to create a female monster, not only does he think of monster progeny “[…] a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth who might make the very existence of the species of man a condition precarious and full of terror.” (Shelley, p. 149-150), but moreover, he says “[…] she might become ten thousand times more malignant than her mate, and delight, for it on sake, in murder and wretchedness.” (Shelley, p. 149). So, Victor destroys the female creature while the monster watches. Another point for this case
Roald Dahl, the author of “The Landlady”, did a spine-chilling job at writing this short horror story. Suspense in a book makes me feel like the antagonist is trying to creep up and grab me. It helps me to visualize what is going on in the story. He generates a lot of suspense in the story, and keeps the readers interested and eager to read more . Roald Dahl uses unique writing methods that help create the suspense in “The Landlady” First of all Roald Dahl gives clues to the reader to create suspense he gives out words that are frightening to get you excited and interested in his word choices.
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
The story of Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, is a story within a story of Victor Frankenstein warning Robert Walton about the dangers of exploring the unknown by telling him about his own misfortune with creating a monster. Near the middle of Frankenstein’s story, he speaks of his sister/wife’s angst when their servant, Justine, is executed because she confessed to the murder of William, Frankenstein’s brother. In Frankenstein, Shelley uses imagery, rhetorical questioning, and varied syntax to help the reader understand how deeply affected Elizabeth was by Justine’s death. In order to connect with the reader and show how Elizabeth is feeling, Shelley uses imagery. When Elizabeth is explaining her despair to Victor, she compares her
“The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Haunted Palace” by Edgar Allan Poe share similar themes and craft, yet are highly different. Terrorists are evil dwellers that slaughter the purity of life. Just as any other evil creature would do. Death is also seen as evil, and many people have lost someone in their lives. Evil will always be one step ahead, so it can try to destroy that life.
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, we see how revenge can lead to obsession. In Chapters 23 to the end, Victor is so obsessed with getting revenge on the monster for killing Elizabeth and everyone else. His obsession with revenge starts on his wedding night when the monster killed Elizabeth. He then states while talking to the magistrate: “That cannot be; but all that I can say will be little avail. My revenge is of no moment to you: yet, while I allow it to be a vice, I confess that is it the devouring and only passion of my soul.
Immediately after the monster comes to life Frankenstein experiences grief and horror, causing him to abandon the monster and “[rush] out of the room” (Shelley 49). Immediately after, Frankenstein dreams that his kiss transforms Elizabeth into his dead mother (Shelley 49). Had Frankenstien never left his monster he would not have had this dream, thus Shelley foreshadows the horrific scenes to come as a result of Frankenstein's abandonment of his monster. By leaving his monster Frankenstein experiences a nightmare, foreshadowing the actual nightmare Frankenstein will live through for the rest of his life. Just a few pages later Shelley uses foreshadowing again when she has Frankenstien fall into a “nervous fever” (Shelley 53).
As people later find out Carmilla’s true identity as Mircalla and as a vampire, they are disgusted and they revolt against her. People open up her grave to destroy her because she is viewed as a monster in their society: “The body, therefore, in accordance with the ancient practice, was raised, and a sharp stake driven through the heart of the vampire, who uttered a piercing shriek at the moment, in all respects such as might escape from a living person in the last agony” (Le Fanu 96). The execution of Carmilla is stressed upon because it results in how it is thought that