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Frankenstein - Look at the significance of chapter five to the novel as a whole. Focus on the relevance and effect of writers use of language to describe setting, character and what it shows about social and historical influences.

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Look at the significance of chapter five to the novel as a whole. Focus on the relevance and effect of writer's use of language to describe setting, character and what it shows about social and historical influences. Mary shelly wrote the novel Frankenstein because scientists were discussing the possibility of brining the dead back to life and she wanted to show them the dangers of doing this. Mary also linked this story back to her own child hood because in the story Frankenstein's mother died during childbirth just like Mary's, so she was interested in rebirth herself. The story was written as a gothic fiction because it was very popular at the time. At the time when Mary was writing this book it was a very religious society there was a lot of conflict due to scientific advances. Women were also not equal to men, that's why when the book was first published in 1818 it has inappropriate for women to be writers so it was published under a man's name. ...read more.

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Frankenstein is so na�ve he believes that after he has left the monster it will be the last he hears of it, "I sincerely hope that all these employments are now at an end, and that I am at a length free." Frankenstein admits that he has been very busy but now he feels that its all over and that he can now be free. He thinks that life will just return to normal but it won't. Mary shelly uses pathetic fallacy to good effect. The weather reflects the mood of the characters. 'It is a dreary night in September' this makes us realize that Frankenstein is not in a good mood. He is distraught and quite disgusted at what he has created and the use of the weather helps to portray this. At the end of the chapter Frankenstein's feelings are much more positive, he thinks he has left the monster and all of its troubles behind him, so the weather changes. ...read more.

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It's a relief from all of the stress creating the monster had put on him. where as the monster has no friends. no one to make him feel wanted or even loved. He's on his own. The novel shows us that 19th century literature was very descriptive. There are lots of long sentences which eventually build up to the main action. It is not instant action unlike today. The themes in the novel connect with science and religion. It was very important when it was written because there was a lot of conflict around the subject at the time. The novel was written as a gothic fiction, because it was very popular at the time. The novel creates horrific mental images which were very popular when the novel was written. Chapter 5 is this probably the most important chapter in the novel because this is where the problems occur. Frankenstein leaves the monster to look after itself which it can not do so things start getting worse. It's a downwards spiral from now on. Frankenstein pg Frankenstein pg ...read more.

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