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Frankenstein - Mary Shelly.

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Introduction

Frankenstein Mary Shelly shows that the monster is a complex character and shows this in many different ways. The novel Frankenstein was written in 1816 and is a gothic, horror and romantic novel. Some parts of the novel reflect on Mary Shelly's life and on many different myths and stories she read. Before the creation of the monster, Victor felt that the creation of a monster would be a benefit to mankind. The author portrays the monster and his thoughts as being quite evil. The monster uses intimidation, threatening Victor to 'comply' with the monster's conditions of Victor doing his duty to the monster or face terrible consequences until it is satiated with the blood of Victor's last friends. Mary Shelly's graphic and gory description of the monsters threats shows very clearly that the she wants us to think of the monster as not being a helpless thing plunged into an unknown world but as a devious, cruel evil monster. The monster portrayed as a force of evil in chapter 5 and 7 because when he was born his creator saw him ...read more.

Middle

This is shown when the monster starts to narrate, when he does this we get put in his shoes and see what he sees and get involved with what he feels. In these chapters we find out about how he taught himself without any parents to guide him. In these chapters we also read about the first time the monster sees himself in a pool and knows that it is Victor who is responsible for his ugliness. Every one else in the society around him all hate him for being ugly and do not give him a chance to show what he really is, a good and sensitive person who needs a friend. In chapters 13, 15 and 16 we learn about how the monster gets his knowledge. We get to know about how the monster learns about birth and families which then makes him question on how the was born and why he's in the position. By knowing this, the reader starts to feel sorry for him. ...read more.

Conclusion

Chapter 23 is when Victor and Elizabeth are now married. There is a big storm outside which creates tension and Victor is very nervous. The monster returns and murders Elizabeth, which is very shocking. This shows a parallel between when Victor destroyed the monsters female companion with what the monster has just done. At this point the reader now feels pity towards Victor and not the monster. We see here that the monster wants to make Victor suffer the same way he has suffered; yet this hasn't solved any thing. These actions really do turn him into a devilish monster. In the novel Frankenstein the monster is first introduced as a helpless, kind child, then as the story develops the monster has many bad experiments with society, which then makes him turn evil and kill innocent people just to get revenge. Shelly's narrative technique puts the reader into the shoes of the character and makes us feel just how they do. All the techniques that Shelly uses make the reader feel sympathy for the abandoned creature. By Shahid Ali Parvez 11.5 ...read more.

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