Frankenstein Foreshadowing Quotes

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The first metaphorical idea this lightning represents is foreshadowing based off the topic of fear. Even in modern times, lightning is an object that many people fear because of the unknown aspects of it—it is unpredictable in its movement and consequences. In the time period that Frankenstein was written, lightning would have been even more of an unknown quantity because of less advanced technology. Shelley used lightning to foreshadow Frankenstein’s biggest fear: meeting the monster. And a little while later, on the mountain, this element of foreshadowing came to fruition, “I perceived, as the shape came nearer (sight tremendous and abhorred!) that it was the wretch whom I had created” (Shelley 68). Just as Frankenstein witnesses a natural
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