Tone In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley sets up the novel with an eerie, somber tone. She remains objective towards the characters for the majority; being a novel in the omniscient point of view causes Mary Shelley to avoid any favoritism. She shows all points of view, making it about both the monster and Frankenstein. The eerie and somber tones lead to the tones of the characters. MARY SHELLEY'S TONE The points in which the novel becomes melancholy is mainly for the monster. However at times the tone changes when the monster desires the feeling of being loved. His tone becomes poignant. His emotions are the reason for his actions. He is compassionate when observing the family in the woods as well as towards the end of the novel, when he reveals his natural feelings of caring towards Victor…show more content…
Although Mary Shelley does not take sides you can see the selfishness, of Frankenstein, in running from him. As he runs however the novel turns to a compassionate tone. Frankenstein goes to his family where he experiences happiness and love until the monster turns the tone back to melancholy. Monster vs. Frankenstein The Monster and Frankenstein both experience their moments of compassion. They set tones in the novel both contrasting and relating to one another. They both create tones of somber and melancholy due to the situations and scenes set up by Mary Shelley. The Monster and Frankenstein experience moments of happiness and give the reader an idea of a joyful tone. The tone leads the reader on a roller coaster. As a reader you feel the melancholy, due to both characters. You experience the remorse for the monster because of his loneliness and neglect. You have the same feeling because of Victor Frankenstein's fear of the monster and his remorse for his loved ones who die, due to his creation of a monster who decides to take revenge of
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