Summary Of Chapter 19 Of Frankenstein By John Foster

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Chapter 12 of Foster’s book is about allegories and symbols within novels. Foster explains it as, “things stand for other things on a one-for-one basis,” (Foster, 105). One symbol in Frankenstein is the biblical references comparing the monster to Adam and God. The monster is always questioning whether or not he is meant to exist and is actually upset at some parts of the novel because he feels like he doesn’t fit in with society and that he isn’t meant to be in this world. The monster says, “Hateful day when I received life!' I exclaimed in agony. `Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even YOU turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred,” (Shelley, 158). Not only is the monster expressing his hatred for himself, but he also …show more content…

Foster says, “Geography is setting, but it’s also psychology, attitude finance, industry-anything that place can forge in the people who live there,” (Foster, 174). One example in Frankenstein is when Victor feels guilty so he climbs to the top of a mountain. This seems to have little significance, but according to Foster “when writers send characters south, it’s so they can run amok,” (Foster, 179). Well, Victor ran up (or North one could presume in this context) which symbolizes a way for him to clear his mind during guilt. Victor sits atop the mountain and says, “For some time I sat upon the rock that overlooks the sea of ice. A mist covered both that and the surrounding mountains,” (Shelley, 101). Another example of geography in this novel is when the monster is looking at his reflection in the lake water and not liking what he sees. If it wasn’t for this lake then this scene would not have

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