The Use Of Gothic Elements In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley the author of the book Frankenstein completed the book in April/May 1817. The novel frankenstein has many gothic features in it to make you look at it in a different way. The supernatural and gloomy feeling you get from frankenstein is a way that Mary uses a gothic theme in her book to show mysteriousness in different ways. A gothic novel usually entails that the book will mostly be about mysterious and horrific settings. When Victor creates the monster this creates imagery in your head since there have been so many different pictures and movies showing how frankenstein the monster was created. This imagery helps the visualize a gothic scene. Victor going into cemeteries using dead body parts for the creatures creation is supernatural and weird. Victor puts a gothic theme into the book himself as a character that uses other humans body parts for experiments and grave robbing dead corpses. Doing supernatural and unnatural things fit into the gothic theme and a huge example of this would be Victor actually bringing the monster to life raising it to an even more mysterious piece. …show more content…

With these dark swamp like places that attract pretty much no human life at all, Mary Shelley is putting the concept of creepy and mysterious in the novel. The story taking place in Europe in secluded areas and going into antarctica the which is also a secluded place in itself. Mary Shelley consistently chooses all these places that have very low populations or no population at all. With these secluded areas it shows a sense why the creature was also lonely and why the creature was sad as well. All of these characteristics to the novel are part of the gothic theme for example in most gothic novels that we read or watch today they take place in dark and mysterious places such as a tower and or an old abandoned building in the middle of

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