Narrative Perspective In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The art of perspective is the technique author Mary Shelley uses in her monumental novel “Frankenstein”. She takes the point of views of two completely different characters to teach the reader no matter how different two people are portrayed, for example; Victor Frankenstein and his own monster, that the use of a shift in narrative perspective helps the reader understand each character’s personal battle. There are many different viewpoints between Victor and the monster that wouldn’t be seen without this method. One viewpoint is seen after the first narrative change to the monster’s point of view. Upon his creation, all that the monster ever wanted was to find someone, whether it be a mate or a family. Because of his appearance he was denounced, The Monster only found himself at peace when he met a man by the name of Old Man DeLacey, this man was his only friend, ironically enough, because he was blind. Later in the story, The Monster saved a small girl from a predicament in the pond. Upon bringing her back to shore, he was not condoled how he had expected, “This is the reward for my…show more content…
Frankenstein see’s how destructive lightning really is when a nearby tree is struck by lightning during a storm, “ As I stood at the door, on a sudden I beheld a stream of fire issue from an old and beautiful oak which stood about twenty yards from our house… I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed.” (Shelley 36). Victor was fascinated with the power within a lightning strike, so, being the bookworm Victor is, he studied the practice of Galvanism, or the bringing of life by using electricity. Frankenstein had ignored how “utterly destructive” lighting can be due to the fame and fortune that would come with this experiment. Later he would realize that no fame or fortune would be worth the utter destruction soon to
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