Explanation Of Foreshadowing In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Predictions can be inferred by analyzing the foreshadowing within the text. Foreshadowing creates the suspense and wonders of what is going to happen next. This creates the reader to do active reading by making predictions and keeping their attention. Mary Shelley does this in her novel, ‘Frankenstein’. The author writes so many suspenseful and thrilling parts, it makes you ponder, “ What will happen?”. From the evidence of the text, I have came to the conclusion that I predict that Elizabeth might die, Frankenstein’s health will continue to decline, and Frankenstein’s monster will go on a mission to kill beloved characters.

In the introduction to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the audience learns that the author’s intentions for her story are to give the readers quite a scare. Mary Shelley was challenged to writing a ghost story and describes her story as, “ one which would speak to the mysterious faces of our nature and awaken thrilling horrors”. From this I predict that Frankenstein’s monster will kill because the author says she wants to create thrill. Also, more evidence that leads me to believe this is the fact that Frankenstein has the nightmare about Elizabeth. This foreshadows that Elizabeth will die, “livid with the hue of death…”. Another piece
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By using foreshadowing and withholding information she is able to do this. Also by using foreshadowing, she creates the ability for the readers to make predictions on what is going to happen next and build suspense. Through analyzing the novel and making predictions, it is clear no matter what happens it will be suspenseful. Foreshadowing the death of characters in dreams, is a big indicator that death will be right around the corner. Also Shelley makes it clear her novel will not have a happy ever after ending. Therefore with all evidence gathered, I predict that Frankenstein’s monster will go on a killing spree and leave a lot of
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