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Frankenstein Coursework Essay Frankenstein was first published in the early months of 1818. At the time there weren't many women writers around and it was unusual to find a woman writing a book. Also you would find very few horror stories around during this century. At the time it was one of the most horrific books around. Since then the book has been published many times by many different writers. In the 1930's the book was made into a film and it was done again in the 1970's. Victor Frankenstein was the man who created the monster in the novel. During the first chapter of the book it goes into detail about Victor and his up-bringing. Victor spent his childhood in Geneva with his brother and adoptive sister Elizabeth. Elizabeth was from a poorer peasant family whose parents had died. She was looked after by some people who couldn't afford to keep her, so Victor's mum (a humanist) took pity on her and adopted her. His father was a Doctor and a philanthropist. He was over indulged and spoilt by his mother who loved him too much. During the time when Victor was growing up he had the desire to learn. He wanted to learn all that he could and so he studied arts, piano playing, and how to read books. He wanted further knowledge and to learn the secrets of nature. ...read more.


He enjoys listening into their house, as they seem to be kind and generous. He enjoys listening to this family so much because they appear cheerful and caring to one another. They are different from other humans because they were civilised and helped one another. Felix would help his sister in the mornings with her jobs and the old man read to his grand-children, teaching them the good and bad of the world. Eventually from this family he teaches himself the good meaning of life, and how to speak with meaning. From this family he would like to be a member, and to feel wanted. At the moment he feels like he is filled with bitterness and he understands that he looks deformed and odd. The monster eventually gets up the courage to introduce himself to the old man (Mr Delacey). The old man is blind, so I think the monster thought that if he met the old man, the man would look below the skin and get to know the monster on who he is, not what he looks like. The old man is welcoming to him; he offers him food, warmth and overall friendship. He speaks in a kind manner at one stage he says '...there is something in your word which persuades me that you are sincere.' In Mr Dalacey's words, he really does come from the heart and it is the greatest and kindest way that anyone had spoke to him so far from his original creation. ...read more.


Victor refuses to do this as he doesn't want to create something the same as the monster. As he would be constantly worried. At this stage I do still feel sorry for the monster, he is still all alone, no-one there for him to speak to. The monster finally decides that if Victor won't create a companion for him, then he wants to be killed. He is fed up of being alone, and all he wants is someone. But no-one will give him that someone. He is also annoyed on how he has turned out, for example him killing the innocent. My quote to this is when the monster says; 'I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and the helpless;' He understands what he has done and I still feel sorry for him. At the end of the day, it is true, if someone looked like the monster in our country, people would treat him as an outsider. He would constantly be attacked. Underneath his skin he proved that he was a nice person, but he had a temper, which I believe was the cause of Victor leaving him. The monster was always seeking revenge and he finally got what he wanted. Mary Shelley must have had a vivid imagination, as well as a scary one. This novel isn't a horror story like people may think it is in-fact a deep down romance. It isn't a love story, but how the monster describes the leaves on the trees and the flower beds, it definitely comes across in a romantic way. 1 ...read more.

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