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Compare the two books Frankenstein and Jurassic Park and pay particular attention to the language used, time in which the book was written and any other issues raised.

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Daniel Freeman 11v1 Compare the two books Frankenstein and Jurassic Park and pay particular attention to the language used, time in which the book was written and any other issues raised. I am going to be looking the following two books in this essay Mary Shelly's Frankenstein and Michael Chricton's Jurassic Park. Frankenstein is a fictional biography of a man by the name of Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein is a man who has been heavily involved in science his entire life, but he is not into the conventional sciences his interests are within the more alternative sciences. These interests result in Frankenstein having a radical new idea. He desires to create a living creature using the `spare parts' of deceased human beings. But when he meets his goal he is filled with regret as he learns what he has created is far from human and never could be. And if it had any kind of existence it would be an unbearable and painful one. His creation would be forced to hide within the shadows of society and treated as an outcast when his only desire is to be accepted as a human. But he knows the only reason he can't is because of his gruesome looks. ...read more.

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Whereas in Frankenstein the story is of Frankenstein's pursuit of the monster he created, the evil within it and its hatred and loathing towards mankind. Also the books differ in ending and the way the reader is left after finishing the book. Jurassic park's ending leaves you feeling happy and hopeful after the book tells you of how all the `baddies' get either killed by the dinosaurs or the trail of destruction behind them and the `goodies' escape the island reasonably unharmed so I suppose you would say that was a happy ending. Compare this to Frankenstein's ending which mainly consists of everyone dieing be it a favourable character or even the monster himself who Shelly seems to make you feel sorry for towards the end and actually dare I say it, like, well, he banishes himself from society and walks off into the snow in the hope of dieing. This could also be a reflection of the consumer in the different times nowadays we like to hear nice happy ending to a story but when Frankenstein was written it was a very dark time and a dark and malevolent ending was much more suitable for the consumer of that period in time (If they could even read it anyway). Another obvious difference between the two books is the language adopted for each one. ...read more.

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I enjoyed reading both of these books and it was interesting to compare them the books are very similar in so many ways but still written so differently both writers should be proud of producing such excellent pieces of literature. I must say though being a boy born in the late 20^th century and being stereotypically lazy I did enjoy reading Jurassic park more than I did Frankenstein but I think this is because I had an idea more about what they were saying and the language was clearer. Another part of it would have to be that I found it easier to relate with the characters in Jurassic Park as they seemed more normal than good old Victor and of course being from the same period of time as them helps. Chricton's book gives the reader more of an action packed thrill ride, whereas Shelly's was more of an emotional book although still gruesome and quite enjoyable and it is much more mature book and didn't give u the impression it is deliberately accessible it also is a lot more personal and had Shelly's views all the way through but between the lines. But a great man once said: "Don't let acceptance exempt your expression. ...read more.

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Some good points made but not always expressed as coherently as they could be.
Make sure that if you are comparing two texts that is actually what happens and very specific similarities and differences are considered.

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