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‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelly and ‘Of Mice and Men’ by Stienbeck

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Frankenstein By Mary Shelly My assignment is about an outsider from a novel. An outsider is someone who is different and not accepted by other people, this might be because of the outsiders appearance, skin colour, attitude, accent, religion or race. Different people react in different ways towards outsiders. These reactions include fear, pity, bullying and mockery. Insiders take advantage of outsiders to make the insider feel good about themselves. An example of this is an insider bullying an outsider to make him look good in front of his friends. I have read two books that have outsider in them, 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelly and 'Of Mice and Men' by Stienbeck. Frankenstien is about a doctor called Victor Frankenstein who after the loss of this mother set out to create a new life. Not knowing the consequences of doing such a task Doctor Frankenstein gathers the materials to accomplish his experiment and he finishes it without as much enthusiasm. Mary Shelly sets the scene of the creation's 'birth' by using words such as dreary night, dismally, lifeless, thing, and catastrophe. ...read more.

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The reader can tell how eager the creation is to make a friend and be in someone's company because it says in the book 'I knew that every minute was precious to me'. By reading the book I got the impression that the creation was trying to get attention and company by making the listener feel sorry for him. He did this by mentioning sentences like 'I am an unfortunate and deserted creature', 'I am an outcast in the world for ever' and 'I have no relation or friend upon earth'. Also when the creation is talking to the blind man around the fire I think he was trying to get the point across that his appearance way be evil but inside he is a loving, harmless and caring being. When the family returns from there outing their see the grandpa along side the fire accompanied by the creation, they react with fear and terror because they think the creation is hurting him and Felix the father of the family attacks the creation with a stick. ...read more.

Conclusion

Reading the book I have worked out the creation has labeled Doctor Frankenstein as an 'archenemy' for creating him and putting him through pain and sadness because of his appearance. The words ' inextinguishable heatred', 'destruction' 'desolate' all mean bad things which will happen to Doctor Frankenstein if he doesn't conent with his creations request. Reading the bottom of page 154 I got the impression that Doctor Frankenstein changes his mind about creating a female after he hears the creations story about what his new friend and him will do if he grants his wish because it says 'I was moved' and 'he saw my change of feelings'. In this chapter Mary Shelly describs the creation as an; fiend, being and hideous. The captain of the ship describes the creation as a wonderfull catastrophe, gigantic in structue, horrible and hideous. He comperes the creation's hand as the texture of a mummy's. Mary Shelly describes the captains to the creation as 'I am yet dizzy with remembrance to it' and 'I hardly know whether I shall have the power to detail it'. ...read more.

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