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Frankenstein Coursework- Differentiated Mary Shelley is the author of the novel Frankenstein. She is the daughter of the anarchist philosopher and writer William Godwin and the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, which is probably what influenced her to become a writer in the future. She spent most of her time in Scotland where she experienced a lot of freedom personally as well as politically. She got married at the age of 19. When she started to write the novel Frankenstein she had moved to Switzerland in 1816, where the suicide of many of her family members had occurred and she had completed the novel in 1817 when she had moved to Marlow, England. During her lifetime she had experienced a number of deaths from her mother's death to her own unborn child, which probably also influenced her to write about this kind of topic, only to go beyond imagination. She was a very creative and ambitious person, which is very similar to Doctor Frankenstein's character, trying to create something for positive achievement. Like Frankenstein's own achievement, Shelley was able to put together a variety of influences. All these characters about herself led her to write Frankenstein. Her mother was a powerful influence including in the novel where Dr Frankenstein's mother's death influenced him to re-create life. Frankenstein also relied on all sorts of influences and materials in making his creature however he started this for a positive outcome but according to many people including my self was doing something immoral. ...read more.


He trusts that people will respond well if he is kind to them "Agatha listened with respect," this is because he helped the family. When the monster goes to meet the blind man in the family he is very friendly to him "when unprejudiced by any obvious self-interest, are full of brotherly love and charity," "it will afford me true pleasure to be in any way serviceable to a human creature." The blind man is the only one who is pleasant to the monster; this is because he cannot see the monsters appearance, only his heart. We learn how judgemental humans can be about others' appearance. The blind man understands his pain as he too has a deficiency, just like the monster. When the family see the monster he is beaten and thrown out by the De Lacey family. At this stage the monster feels hurt and lonely about how they treated him. The reader also starts to really sympathize with him, as it is really unfair about how humans have behaved towards him. "Cursed, cursed creator!" the monster feels angry and bitter towards his creator: Frankenstein. He is angry about his own appearance he is in "rage" and wants "revenge." The monster's character has taken a turn from good to evil, he realised nothing good has came of being nice everyone hates him. ...read more.


Maybe because Victor was the only one he could call his own like a relative, the one who knew him the most. The monster wanted to die as well because there was nothing for him to live for. The life he lived so far was miserable and realised he was never going to get happiness. This makes us feel sorrowful towards his character and think about society: it was no different from how it is now. From the 1800s even before that to the present day prejudice is still here and especially in this novel has cost many lives and sorrows to the innocent. The monster not meant to be created as a destructive person; he was supposed to be a positive outcome. The things that happened to him in his surroundings caused him to become bitter. However until the end of the novel after killing Victor's family he did not want Victor to die, as he was his creator. Victor abandoned the monster because he thought it was evil due to the way he looked. But was it ever evil from the beginning? The monster was like a baby, he did not know how to speak and learnt how to behave from his surroundings. The moral that I have learnt from this novel is that looks do not determine who you are, your heart does. And you learn and develop your character from society, your own surroundings. By Priya Arora ...read more.

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