Theme Of Mystery In Frankenstein

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Mysterious events like any other gothic story floods in Frankenstein. The theme of mystery in Frankenstein holds different meaning for Victor Frankenstein than the other characters in the book, “A being which had the shape of a man, but apparently of gigantic stature”(Shelley 23). Robert Walton and his crew see a man “of gigantic stature” trailing a dog sled team going north. Showing the first sight of the monster brings a dramatic moment to the plot of the novel. Already the reader can tell something not normal and probably possesses abnormal qualities. Victor indicates the creation of his monster by saying “ I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet” (Shelley 56). Only giving board descriptions of how the monster made,…show more content…
Elizabeth believes in Justine’s innocence and aware that Victor feels guilty about her execution while claiming to know the real murderer. Elizabeth does not understand Victor strange behavior or ever imagine him creating a monster that kills her brother and friend. “The real mystery in Frankenstein then has little to do with the mysteries of the gothic machinery. Rather, it has to do with the problem of where the evil came from in the first place” ("Frankenstein" and the Tradition of Realism). The night Frankenstein finishes his creation, it looks nothing like what he wanted. He had gone crazy over making the monster and the creature did not look beautiful at all, instead it looked ugly and terrible. The unappealing look approaches Frankenstein to him, being frighten and leaving his apartment. An atmosphere of mystery comes in because you do not know how the monster would turn out at first and also as to why Frankenstein left because of own his
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