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Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein". I will be looking at why "Frankenstein" has become such a well known novel and reasons why Mary Shelly

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I am writing an essay on one of Mary Shelley's novels "Frankenstein", this is unique to Mary Shelley because from a very young age she has had gothic horror involved in her life "she entered the world like the heroine of a gothic tale". Gothic horror was so popular because people were starting to read and watch horror novels. I will be focusing this essay on chapter 5 of Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein". I will be looking at why "Frankenstein" has become such a well known novel and reasons why Mary Shelly chose to write a novel like this. Mary Shelley wrote this novel due to many set backs in her life such as; her mother dying at such young stage of Mary's life, and ...read more.


For this I had deprived myself of rest and health", I feel this is effective because it shows how bad he feels towards and about his creation. Mary Shelley shows how Frankenstein had dreamed of this nearly all of his life but that all goes wrong; "I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart", this emphasizes his disgust with the creature and himself. Mary Shelley describes the creature in a lot of detail to give a vivid image of what Frankenstein has created and that some things of Frankenstein's creation were life like but others made it the monster it was; "His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. ...read more.


It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs", this shows that one thing and everything goes wrong. I feel chapter 5 is an effective chapter because it shows how even something you have spent 2 years creating you can end up hating with passion, it is a very descriptive chapter this emphasizes the fact that Frankenstein wishes he hadn't created the monster and how something can look so beautiful but yet be so ugly inside! ...read more.

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