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Explore how Mary Shelley uses language to create a sense of horror and terror in Chapter 5 of Frankenstein(TM)

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GCSE Mary Shelley

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Eliot Bryant

Explore how Mary Shelley uses language to create a sense of horror and terror in Chapter 5 of 'Frankenstein'

Horror and terror are built up by Mary Shelley throughout the novel around Victor Frankenstein and his monster. The language that Mary Shelley used is often emotional and powerful and so is likely to have a greater effect on the reader. In the 1800's, when 'Frankenstein' was written by Mary Shelley, the novel would have been seen or perceived differently as science was developing rapidly and the discovery of electricity prompted uproar in the religious and traditional people of Europe, this meant many people feared new findings in science, and so even without Mary Shelley's use of language, the sense of horror and terror would already be in the 19th Century reader before they'd even opened the book an started reading. Mary Shelley has built up horror and terror with the language she uses and the atmosphere she creates by provoking the reader's imagination which is already sparked off by the general fear of the supernatural and ungodly plot to the book. The same horror is recreated in the modern audience; however it is less

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