Rhetorical Analysis Of Frankenstein

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In the book, Frankenstein Mary Shelley uses three devices to make the reader feel and understand what is going on. They are imagery,tone,and the theme she shows these things on pages 90-91 when she is having the creature explain what happened when he ran out of Frankenstein’s house. The images she explains is about the forest the creature lived in then the tones shift as he learns. The theme is that the creature is starting to gain an understanding of humans and himself. The scene starts with the creature leaving the house of Victor Frankenstein and finds himself in a forest. Where he was greeted with the sensation of the cold at night. This helps the readers to think of the nights in the winter that are almost too cold to bear. Shelley…show more content…
At first, it is more frightened since the creature just woke up and doesn’t understand what is going on around him. But once he is in the forest the tone changes to one of compassion since he was saying “ I was a poor,helpless,miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish, nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept (Shelly 91).” As the scene changes to depict his days it turns into a more joyful. These tones make the reader get the sense of how the character feels at that time. The tone is also a big part of how the theme the author wants to convey. In this story’s theme is that the creature is more like a human than a so-called “monster” . This was made clear when the author wrote: “Sometimes I wish to express my sensations in my own mode, but the uncouth and inarticulate sounds which broke from me frightened me into silence again (Shelley 91).” This line shows how-how the creature has real emotions and was becoming human with each experience. This is the way Mary Shelley uses the theme, tone, and imagery to bring life to the story. Though the message to the way the forest looked these are all techniques uses to help a reader experience the book. They make you feel like some things are happening to you as you read. This is the way these three devices are helpful when writing a
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