Hyperbole In Frankenstein

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When Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was published in 1818, it created a big controversy. The controversy was if this piece of literature should be examined as a well-written, worthy piece of literature. In this two passage, both of the critic’s show their own strong opinion towards Frankenstein. The first passage from The Quarterly review, the anonymous author criticizes Shelley’s work. He uses hyperbole, to evoke emotions from the readers. He uses words such as “ strong and striking language of the insane” and “ horrible and disgusting absurdity” to show his contempt towards Frankenstein(passage 1). The anonymous reader also uses an analogy to prove his dislike towards Frankenstein. He compares Frankenstein to “Mad Bess” or “Mad Tom.” He is
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