The prospect of raising the dead would disgust the typical reader, causing terror and disbelief, Shelley takes full advantage of this to enhance the strange feelings that Frankenstein generates in its readers. This can be seen through settings like the morgue, many of the skin crawl provoking settings gain their eeriness through vivid imagery, such as when “It was a dreary night of November” (42). At this point Shelley’s use of rain and darkness create a suspenseful atmosphere. imagery throughout the book is extremely Gothic, such as the grotesque description of the monster’s features, the eerie environment of Victor’s laboratory in the middle of the night, and the undead quality. The monster’s features are a paradox, him being both beautiful yet repulsive.
The author writes so many suspenseful and thrilling parts, it makes you ponder, “ What will happen?”. From the evidence of the text, I have came to the conclusion that I predict that Elizabeth might die, Frankenstein’s health will continue to decline, and Frankenstein’s monster will go on a mission to kill beloved characters. In the introduction to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the audience learns that the author’s intentions for her story are to give the readers quite a scare. Mary Shelley was challenged to writing a ghost story and describes her story as, “ one which would speak to the mysterious faces of our nature and awaken thrilling horrors”. From this I predict that Frankenstein’s monster will kill because the author says she wants to create thrill.
The settings, characters, and story line has a way of making the reader invested by hooking to their emotions. Literature can be put into categories but it does not mean that all stories are the same. The character. Frankenstein includes characters such as victor the creator of a monster that end up death. The monster he lives up to his name .He struggles for acceptances and kill some of his creators (victor) loved ones.
The book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas C. Foster, is continuously present in Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein. A specific example of this can be found when analyzing the chapter “... More Than It’s Gonna Hurt You: Concerning Violence”; Foster gives humorous insight to understand the meaning behind violence and death in literature. Conveniently, the concept of life and death in Frankenstein is the most important driving force behind the plot. Victor Frankenstein creates the Monster who continuously feels out of place in the world. The Monster kills several people throughout the novel, and deaths create the problematic situations the characters are forced to overcome.
In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein creates a “monster”. Throughout the novel, there are many scenes of violence that contribute to the complete meaning of the passage. In the beginning of the book, the creation is very lonely and in need of a friend. Due to Victor’s abandonment of his own creation, the creation has a lack of “parental guidance”; thus the creation becomes deviant, violent, and ultimately, a monster. The creation’s deviance leads him to have violent thoughts.
In Mary Shelley's literary masterpiece, Frankenstein, the titular character, Dr. Victor Frankenstein experiences dreadful nightmares which were brought upon by his repressed guilt and fear of the monster he had created. In this excerpt, Shelley expertly uses strong, dark diction and the symbol of "the fiend" to create an apprehensive tone throughout the passage. As aforementioned, the tone is created through the use of strong diction; Shelley utilizes dark, fear inducing words such as "misery," "possessed," "nightmare," and "disastrous" to give the passage an almost anxious mood. Dr. Frankenstein is shown to be far from unperturbed through the symbol of the fiend, which stands for the guilt he undergoes after creating the monster. He can feel
“Whenever the creation order is inverted, there is disorder, destruction, and death. When we tamper with this order, even a little, we become life-takers rather than life-givers”(J. Ligon Duncan III ). This quote plays a large part in the overall literature that is Frankenstein; it pulls together the attributes of the story in a way I haven’t seen before. This essay will be focusing on the relationship between the gothic novel of Frankenstein, and the greek myth of Prometheus. It will be a compare and contrast of the dueling stories.
In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the author uses rhythm, rhetorical questions and similes to convey emotions through words. Though the excerpt, Shelley uses rhythm to portray some emotions and even the tone of the novel. Though we know the actual monster is “The Monster” minute details point to another thing "But now misery has come home, and men appear to be monsters." The author ties in how Frankenstein is of one of the monsters in this book. His whole demeanor changes through the novel.
The Creature: A True Victim In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, what starts out as a critical rescue of Victor Frankenstein soon develops into an ominous story. As Victor shares the gruesome story of exploring the realms of life, a serious of awful events take place after Victor’s creature is abandoned and left to figure out life on his own. As Shelley writes her novel, she creates sympathy for the creature by giving him human-like characteristics, such as feelings. She also intrigues her readers by allowing them to make the decision on whether the creature is a victim or a villain. A victim can be defined as someone who suffers some loss while a villain can be defined as someone or something regarded as the cause of a problem, difficulty, or injustice.
In a lot of gothic literature, the idea of monsters and ‘otherly’ figures represent the author’s own personal fears or the stereotype of villain or beast from a fairytale etc. But in some cases, the gothic monstrosity in the texts are a representation of national identity and its’ problems through these creatures and beasts. Many authors wanted to show the problems that were happening in the world at the time, by making them into monsters it allows the reader to ask the questions that need to be asked about why the monsters are representing what they represent and it gives them a new and very different outlook on the monsters and the villains of the story. In this essay I will look at two texts, Claire Kilroy’s novel The Devil I Know and the