Point Of View In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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A person’s point of view is very important. No one views things the same. Which is why one person’s view maybe more significant than another. In the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, his point of view is very unique. From looking at this point of view we can travel into someone’s thoughts and understand what makes them tick. His point of view helps us to relate and to be able to better understand him. In order to fully understand how the creatures point of view impacts and how the reader is later able to understand and relate, one must first understand the creatures point of view. Secondly how the reader understands, and lastly how the reader is able to relate.
In the text it says, “…when they were unhappy, I felt depressed; when they rejoiced, I sympathized in their joys.” (Frankenstein by Mary Shelly Chapter 12) You could really stop right there, and that would be the end of the essay. How could you not imagine the love in his eyes? Who cares about someone that much that they’ve never even met, just observed. This right here shows us how the creature views the humans next door. Frankenstein doesn’t even seem to care about the fact that a few days earlier the “barbarous villagers” had tortured him. Notice they use of the word barbarous, if you don’t understand that you need to look up what a barbarian is. Another
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This is how the reader understands the text. As the reader begins to grasp what the text is saying into a deeper meaning. For example, “Nothing could exceed the love and respect which the younger cottagers exhibited towards their venerable companion.” (Frankenstein by Mary Shelly Chapter 12) The reader can look at this passage and comprehend that the creature, thinks very highly of the love and respect the younger people show to their
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