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Explore The Ways In Which The Monster In Shelly's Frankenstein And Kingshaw In I'm The King Of The Castle Are Presented As Victims.

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Wide Reading Coursework Explore The Ways In Which The Monster In Shelly's Frankenstein And Kingshaw In I'm The King Of The Castle Are Presented As Victims. Frankenstein and I'm The King Of The Castle are the two novels that I studied they both had similar themes. The marvellous book of Frankenstein is about the character Victor Frankenstein who as a child was fascinated by electricity. He grew up to be an ambitious scientist. He was obsessed about inventing a new species that would look up to him. He desired to become like god. Victor created a hideous monster by galvanism alternatively abandoning the monster; Victor became reckless not caring about the consequences to others. I'm The King Of The Castle is openly showing the relationship between the parent and child. Kingshaw's mother Helena is single and his father died at war. Hooper's mother died six years ago and lives with his father Joseph. Helena and Kingshaw move into Warings with Joseph and his son. Both parents have many ambitions to lead them to a higher status in life. These ambitions proceed them to become careless about their children's feelings. Kingshaw is being tormented by Hooper and feels alone and segregated from his mother because she rejects him at a certain time in the story. These novels are similar for shocking and different reasons. There are similarities between the lonely monster and innocent Kingshaw trying hard to fit in with everybody around them and similarly they are both being rejected. ...read more.

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The monster is like a child who has been rejected by his creator and attacked by people that he does not know. Trying to find a reason for the rejection of his creator and the behaviour of the villagers he does not realise until later on that the only difference between him and the people is that he looks different to them. He still has hunger, thirst, feelings and thoughts just like all the other people. Does his form of appearance make him a monster? In chapter fifteen the old man De'Lacey was left alone in the cottage by his own desire as Safie, Agatha and Felix went for a long walk. De'Lacey allowed the monster to come in to the cottage. He was not afraid of the monster. 'Enter' 'And I will try in what manner I can relieve your wants but unfortunately my children are far from home and as I am blind I am afraid I shall find it difficult to procure food for you' Mary Shelly is pointing out that everyone can be prejudice. We all can judge or have an opinion about appearance on the outside without considering what they are really like from the inside. De'Lacey is not afraid of the monster because he cannot judge of the monsters countenance but he believes that the monster is sincere the same in reality as in appearance. Both novels are criticising society at that period of time and disrespecting the religions and accepted beliefs. ...read more.

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He knew that it wasn't his fault but still seemed to have thoughts about the fall. The monster also becomes a victim of his own thoughts as he becomes outraged by revenge. 'I like an arch-fiend bare a hell within me and...wished to tear up he trees, spread havoc and destruction around me....' 'I bent my mind towards injury and death' Personally I don't think he is responsible for his behaviour because he has learned it from the books and how everyone has treated him. He now knows that he never be respected by any one because everyone is prejudiced. The novel has an epistolary structure by writing the story as letters to Mrs Saville from Robert Walton. This is because at that time it was unusual that a woman would write a book about science. So including the extra character has made the story more interesting and believable. My conclusion is to sum up who is the greatest victim. In my opinion I would choose a reality subject so I have decided that Kingshaw is a more severe victim than the monster. My reason is that Kingshaw feels unwanted and lonely and a real child could be in that type of situation where as the monster, there is no such thing. Together both novels end with both victims committing suicide. Others may say the monster is the greatest victim because no one can except him because of his appearance and he was abandoned on the day he was created. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 Sofia Tariq 10MW English Coursework ...read more.

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