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Frankenstein Prose

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Frankenstein Scenario: 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 influence. Frankenstein is written in a style known as 'Chinese Box'. Walton, who in town, goes on to describe the recollections of Victor, tells the story. There is then the narrative of the creature, also contained in Walton's narrative. In this essay, I am going to discuss and review chapter 5 of the famous novel, Frankenstein. Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley, a great novelist in around 1815 at the young age of 18. The novel, Frankenstein has been given the genre, gothic. I will now provide you with some background information on Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley was born on the 30th august 1797 into a well-off family. Her father was William Godwin, a philosphoser, a poet, a novelist and a journalist meanwhile her mother Mary Godwin was a feminist and writer of 'A vindication of the rights for women'. Not long after giving birth, Mary's mother died due to fatal complications. At the age of 16, Mary ran away to live with her 21-year-old partner Percy Shelly, the unhappily married radical heir to a wealthy baronetcy. To Mary, Shelley personified the genius and dedication to human betterment that she had admired her entire life. ...read more.

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His creation was real and had approached him, staring at him continuously, making strange noises while attempting a grin. Victor escaped from the creature, the demoniacal creature of which he had given life. Once arouse, Victor abandoned his home to issue the streets, pacing quickly, his pulse racing like a fight for survival. Victor hoped that withdrawing from his home and monster would allow him to start fresh and eliminate the wrench permanently from his mind. This thought was soon to be disintegrated in the blink of an eye. While Victor retreats from his apartment and the sinister creature, Mary uses a great metaphor: 'I continued walking in this manner for some time, endeavouring by bodily exercise to ease the load that weighed upon my mind. By using the English term and phrase, it indicates that from him constantly moving, he I losing weight and forgetting the past. Mary then includes a spectacular poem to reflect Victor's feelings and movements: 'Like one, that on a lonesome road, Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round walks on, And turns no more his head, Because he knows a frightful flend, Doth close behind him tread'. This is significant as it summarises Victors journey and feeling into a poetic, 6-line poem. His odyssey then comes to a halt, as he perceives his friend, Henry Clerval. Coming across this memorable person allows him to forget his horror and misfortune; it allows him to feel calm and serene joy. ...read more.

Conclusion

Victors feels as if the monster has banished him from Ingolstadt. The following line reads; 'And turns no more his head'. This tells us that Victor doesn't want to come in contact with the monster again. At this point, Victor still has the feeling of disappointment and embarrassment in himself. Next the poem reads; 'Because he knows a frightful flend'. This means he knows a frightful demon, of whom to him is the monster he created. The final line of the poem reads: 'Doth close behind him tread'. This means that the monster is perhaps close behind him. At this moment, Victor feels paranoid and weary. Within this gothic novel, Victor includes 3 themes: dark science, isolation and weather. Dark science is used to indicate the creation of the fiend, made from scarce rotted bodily parts. His thoughts are deep and out of this world. His knowledge takes him so deep into science that his tutor tries to prevent him passing a certain stage in his medical degree. His aim is to infuse life into an inanimate body. He succeeds, however is disappointed with his result. During this theme, it is intercepted by weather. During the lonely nights and experimental days, the dark science compacts with horrid weather. For example: 'it was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishments of my toils'. This tells us that the night the monster was finalised, the night and atmosphere was very dull. Another example of the weather is: ' ?? ?? ?? ?? Frankenstein- Prose By Arran Alder 10b1 ...read more.

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