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Focussing on chapter 5, discuss the central themes of fatherhood and the way the creature is judged by its appearance in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The novel Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley in 1818.

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Focussing on chapter 5, discuss the central themes of fatherhood and the way the creature is judged by its appearance in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The novel Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley in 1818. Mary Shelley was born in 1797 her parents were William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft her mother died 10 days after childbirth due to complications of childbirth. Shelley's first wife committed suicide and Mary and Shelley married. In 1818 Percy Bysshe married Shelley and drowned in a tragic boat accident. Mary Shelley began to write her novel Frankenstein. Victor obsessed with science decides to create a monster using dead peoples body parts. Victor horrified by what he has created does not want to know it. The creature feeling rejected runs away. Victor finds out his brother William has been killed Victor suspects the creature killed his brother. Victor goes to look for the creature in the mountains and finds the creature and the creature tells him to create a female companion. ...read more.

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I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart." He does not care for it the creature runs away feeling rejected. Chapter 5 is the main chapter in the book it is very important because victor creates the creature and the creature is the most important character and so is Victor. Victor fails to be a father to the creature he shows no love for the creature by the way he acts and speaks. The creature runs away because he is upset that victor does not love him meanwhile Victor falls into bed sickened by his horrific deed. The creature tries to get Victors attention by killing his brother and Victor's wife. Victor goes out to kill the creature he shows no love or care for the creature or he would not go out to kill the creature When Victor ...read more.

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The reactions to the different characters are victor is obsessed with science and bringing the dead back to life and he only cares about himself. The reaction to the creature is you feel sorry for him because victor does not care about him. The chapter being written in first person gives you a one sided view and is bias. If the chapter written in a different view it may change peoples thoughts and views on the chapter meaning Shelley wanted you to see the point of view of Victor. I think Victor should have cared about the creature because victor created it and he should have cared like it was his son however I think it was wrong for victor to bring back the dead because he is playing god and science does not need to go that far. I enjoyed Frankenstein and thought the story was good. I think the message Mary Shelley was trying to send to her readers is don't play god ?? ?? ?? ?? Chris Mckellar 19309 5155 Page Mrs. Kennedy ...read more.

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