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Frankenstein - discuss and analyse how the monster comes alive and causes torment for victor, how he changed throughout the stages of creation and how the language creates setting and atmosphere in chapter five.

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Introduction

Frankenstein The novel Frankenstein is the story of the life of Victor Frankenstein. Walton finds victor on an ice floe in the Arctic. Victor then tells him some detail about his family back in Geneva and when he was young. How he took in a young orphan called Elizabeth and brought her up as part of the family: brother and sister. As Victor grew up he became interested in science and studied at a university where he began to study in more depth and conduct experiments. When studying he believed that he found a way of bringing a human body to life - even after death. He made a human body - if that's what it could be called, out of body parts of dead people using amniotic fluid and electricity. Once Victor had gathered his "Instruments of life" he locked himself away for two years depriving himself of sleep and food in his cell like apartment to create his human masterpiece. I am going to discuss and analyse how the monster comes alive and causes torment for victor, how he changed throughout the stages of creation and how the language creates setting and atmosphere in chapter five The chapter starts by describing the gothic setting: "A dreary night of November." ...read more.

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This was entirely not what Frankenstein had wished for. He expected a beautiful and perfect creation that he wanted it so much it all got torn apart: his dream had become a nightmare. Frankenstein quickly grew afraid of the monster: "listening attentively catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demonical corpse to which I had so miserably given life to: Frankenstein could not sleep in the apartment where the wretch was given life to so he franticly runs into the courtyard where he listened in fear for the sounds of the monster all night. At this moment in time Frankenstein must be going insane as thoughts would be running through his head of the monster, and why he created it, what is going to happen to him, is he going to die? A wave of disappointment blew over Frankenstein as he realises as to what exactly he had created: "mingled with this horror, I felt the bitterness of disappointment." He had created a "demonical corpse". Frankenstein had high expectations of himself to create a believable unnatural human but with the mix of the horror that he had created, he became disappointed with his creation as it was ugly, devious and not even comparable to a creation of Dante. ...read more.

Conclusion

Every detail that she describes about the monster links back to the Gothic genre. When Frankenstein reveals his emotions towards the monster, the language used is very apparent as is shows that Frankenstein went into a depressed and insane mood. This was very similar to Mary Shelly's nervous breakdown she had when she had lost her three children and her husband's death by drowning in 1822. This novel reflects a lot of Mary Shelly's life as to write the novel she was influence by the effect of the French Revolution in 1789. This led to many people resulting in being treated badly. It was said that some of those thought affected her when she wrote the story. The monster could be said to suffer from some injustices as people treat him very cruelly. I think that this novel was very good, descriptive and in-depth novel. I think that the language in the chapter expresses the atmosphere and setting very descriptively. When the monster was created I could picture it in my head from the words used. I was not surprised when Frankenstein reacted horrifically towards the monster. Scared that he may get killed he ran away and went into an insane state of life, which is very understandable. Word Count: 1639 ?? ?? ?? ?? Gemma Nolan ...read more.

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