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Explore your reaction to the creature's version of events and analyse how the author, Mary Shelly, has manipulated your response as a reader in this section of the Novel

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11 JF3 - Frankenstein Coursework By Bernard Prelec Explore your reaction to the creature's version of events and analyse how the author, Mary Shelly, has manipulated your response as a reader in this section of the Novel "Frankenstein". In This coursework I am going to demonstrate the techniques used by the author, Mary shelly, to influence the reader of the novel between pages 95 - 130 in the novel. The novel really manages to get across the feelings of her characters in detail and it is very effective. This has been done by putting the two characters in the beginning of this section to explain their thoughts and worries to each other. Mary Shelley has changed the narrative in this section by allowing Victor and the creature to explain their point of view to each other. It seems common sense to put them together and by doing this introduces this question of responsibility. The deaths the creatures caused, or the blame for creating the creature. This has an enormous impact on the readers because they can relate to his dilemma and sympathise with his predicament. The audience gets involved and are given the chance to make a judgement to who is responsible. ...read more.

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Our sympathy is reinforced by the fact that the monster is talking to victor Frankenstein Mary shelly has brought the two together. The creature was rejected and victor neglected his responsibility, victor try's to make us feel sorry for him by telling the creature what "evil" things he had done to people. Victor also states how ugly the creature is but however accepts none of the responsibility. In the conversation with victor the creature shows us that he is feeling loneliness and isolation. Victor is shown to have no sympathy for the creature; we can see this when Victor speaks without consideration. "Devil I exclaimed, do you dare approach me? Do fear the vengeance of my arm wreaked on your on your miserable head?" This sentence is from the amount of the things he says to the creature. Just from this statement the readers are to understand that Victor has a great amount of anger towards him. This shows that the creature is appealing for help but victor rejects to supply it showing victors bitter feelings towards the creature. We the readers learn that the creature experiences the full range of human emotions during his life, this makes us accept and sympathise with him more and more. ...read more.

Conclusion

He used the example of God's attitude to Adam to support his case. Like most Christians who are in a bad situation they turn to God, the creature shows how human he is by doing the same " I remembered Adams's supplication. But where was mine? He had abandoned me, and in the bitterness of my heart I cursed him." This is a good way of Mary Shelley manipulating the readers because it uses Christianity/Religion in the Creature's story. The compassion given to Adam is not there for the Creature that makes the readers even more sorry for it. In conclusion, we as readers reject Frankenstein and sympathise with the creature as a direct results of the author's use of the techniques that I have discussed in this assignment. If the author had told the story differently my opinion of the creature would have remained as it was prior to reading this section of the novel and I would have continued to see him as the monster and Frankenstein as the innocent Victim. Now, I understand the situation from the Creature's point of view and I feel sorry for him in so far as his suffering has resulted from Frankenstein's experiments and his inexcusable neglect of his responsibilities in relation to the creature. ...read more.

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