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After reading the Mary Shelley novel, 'Frankenstein' I will try to answer the question, 'who is the real monster?

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" I'm not the monster, you are! " After reading the Mary Shelley novel, 'Frankenstein' I will try to answer the question, 'who is the real monster? Dr. Frankenstein or his creation?' It is usually thought that the creature created by Dr. Frankenstein is a monster but is this True? Could Dr. Frankenstein be just as blameworthy in his evil ways? Is this what Mary Shelley proposed from the start? I will try to discover 'who is the real monster?' in this 'Frankenstein' assignment. 'Frankenstein' is a 'romantic' novel, meaning it is about industrial growth and defiance against nature and Gods will, in this case Dr. Frankenstein is creating life which only God should be able to do. Dr. Frankenstein started his university degree as a medical student, but is mostly interested in natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, but somewhere a long the line Dr. Frankenstein goes of the rail and ends up comparing himself to God. ...read more.


Other literary devices that Mary Shelley uses to make a good horror effect are things like metaphors and similes making you read more into the text, to get a clear understanding of the novel, for example; 'Darkness had no effect upon my fancy; and a churchyard was to me merely the receptacle of bodies deprived of life, which, from being the seat of beauty and strength, had become food for the worm'. This is a metaphor because there is no such thing as a 'seat of beauty and strength', this phrases has been used as a comparison of life. In chapter five, Dr. Frankenstein realises the last few years of his life has been wasted, trying to create something humans should not tamper with, discovering that only God should have the right to create life, this is a factor of 'romanticism' one of Mary Shelley's beliefs. When the creature awakes Dr. Frankenstein is amazed that he has created life, but, after awhile the reality of it sets in, he has created a monster, nothing more nothing less. ...read more.


In this phrase all the Creation is asking for is a female so that he and she may live happily ever after, which isn't much to ask for. This brings Dr. Frankenstein a dilemma, this being that he makes the creation a female friend and gets rid of the creation altogether, or doesn't and has to lives with his mistakes forever. The greatest part from this chapter is the dialogue between victor and his creation, how they will have half a conversation then it will go into what victor is thinking then go back to the dialogue again. After taking all this information, from the past to pages, I have found an answer to the question, 'who is the real monster, Dr. Frankenstein or his creation'? The answer being, Dr. Frankenstein, I believe this because his creation doesn't decide what he will look like or if he'll be loved, Dr. Frankenstein dose this, by choosing his body parts and rejecting him as a 'child' as to put it. ?? ?? ?? ?? I ...read more.

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