• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Explore Mary Shellys presentation of the creature in Frankenstein why do you think shelly presents him in this way.

Extracts from this document...


Explore Mary Shelly's presentation of the creature in Frankenstein why do you think shelly presents him in this way In this coursework I am going to discuss Mary Shelly's presentation of Frankenstein's monster, and how she creates an image of the monster. In the novel Mary Shelly describes the monster as "having a yellow dull eye, and as having thin black lips, 'inhuman eyes and a sallow skin in which one can see the pulsing, work of his muscles, arteries and veins". Here Victor imagined that his creation would be beautiful and imaginative, but the creature he created turned out to be the complete opposite of what he thought. The monster that is Victor Frankenstein's creation is presented as an eight-foot tall confused person. He is confused in the fact that his creator has abandoned him. In his first meeting with Victor Frankenstein the monster says "All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things". The monster is saying that he is alert of his miserable condition, he sees himself as the most miserable of all the creatures, he completely hates himself. Here the monster could not believe that his creator had made him this ugly. Before the monster says this Victor Frankenstein refers to the creature as being a "wretch, a filthy demon, and a devil". ...read more.


here the monster is very self-aware. Shelly is presenting us with a very emotional profile of a murderer, the monster is also trying to explain that how he is disliked by all the people that see him. The monster also makes a sad comment when he says "Hateful day when I received life". The monster wishes he had never been born, as his life has turned into a misery. The monster shows his anger for Victor when he says "I will revenge my injuries...until I desolate your heart, so that you shall curse the hour of your birth". The monster is angry and his only desire is revenge and to make Victor suffer the way he has suffered. The anger continues between Victor and the monster in the Orkney Islands when the monster says "I have dwelt many months in the heaths of England and among the deserts of Scotland. I have endured incalculable fatigue and cold and hunger, do you dare destroy any hopes?" The monster is angry and expresses all his anger when Victor destroys his mate. The monster gives a warning to Victor when he says, "Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension." The monster is looking for revenge and quotes that everything is planned and set for his vengeance, because he has rejected the monsters plea and says that Victor will have to pay the price. ...read more.


The monster goes out in search of every single member of Victor's family. I sympathize with the monster, because the monster felt alone and abandoned at birth. It wasn't the monsters fault, because of his facial expressions and how he looked. The monster also looked constantly confused throughout the novel and he also couldn't really go out and face the world. The monster also won my sympathy, because he felt regretful after the evil deed he had committed and he also repents on his wrong doings. The monster didn't know his identity and all h wanted was the attention of his father that he lusted for a long time, but failed to do so. After the death of Victor the monster weeps over his dead body and shows his true colors. In Walton's final letter to his sister he recounts the words spoken to him over Victors dead body, "I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on", the monster questions the injustice of how he has been treated and how he has suffered since he has been created. The line also tells you the image of abortion and the monsters unwanted life. The novel mainly revolves around the difficult situations the monster faces since his creation, which is why the monster also wins my sympathy. ?? ?? ?? ?? Kashif ahmed Kashif ahmed ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Explore the presentation of 'the woman in black

    What is the secret that everyone is trying to hide? At this point, Kipps is psychologically affected, he is having nightmares, it is like he is going mad, keeps hearing over and over again the pony and trap accident. He senses her powerful presence in his dreams, this really unsettles the reader.

  2. Discuss Harper Lee(TM)s presentation of the trial of Tom Robinson

    result of being kind and honest he ended up in a court and ultimately being killed. This emphasizes the theme of "killing a mocking bird." We know that Tom Robinson didn't do anything wrong and when we discovered his death we realise how sad it is and how much of a sin it was to kill him.

  1. Literature Essay on Hamlets Revenge through Branagh and the BBC

    Instead of her singing being wild and garbled as she skips around she is seen in a still shot and sings slowly and plaintively. The result of Ophelia's character development is to make her role more subjective, getting across her point of view to the spectator, something, which the Ophelia

  2. How does Shakespeare use the soliloquies in Hamlet to explore the moods of the ...

    For example within the first soliloquy he feels suicidal, although he shows self disgust there is no mention of him talking about suicide. This may suggest that Hamlet may no longer wish to commit suicide. Hamlet seems to be a lot more confused within the second than in the first,

  1. English presentation - Dreaming

    Underneath your uncontrollable imaginations, there are endless scientific reasons and evidence, which I am going to shortly introduce to you. REM or Rapid Eye Movement sleep is the period, in which your dreams occur. It is associated with your brain activation, which takes place whilst you are entering deep sleep, every night.

  2. Elephant presents a world where anarchic, violent teenagers are lost and adrift, betrayed by ...

    His friend Arcadia then enters and after a short conversation kisses him on the cheek and leaves.The school itself is shown to be very mundane and sterile. The corridors are long and often seem to be empty and lifeless. This representation of the corridors enable them to be the perfect

  1. Mary Shelleys Frankenstein.

    Quotes such as 'Farewell! I leave you, and in you the last of human kind, these eyes will ever behold, farewell, Frankenstein! If thou wert yet alive'. And 'But soon' he cried with sad and solemn enthusiasm, 'I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt, soon these burning miseries will be extinct'.

  2. Analyse George Bernard Shaws presentation of transformation and how he explores this in Pygmalion

    Doolittle also mentions that he cannot afford morals and how middle class people brand him as undeserving. When Doolittle is transformed into a gentleman he is rather upset by it. This is because being a gentleman means having responsibilities that he would rather not have and following a different code than he was used to.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work