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Frankenstein. The Novel makes the reader question itself if the monster was born evil or became evil in the process of being neglected and mistreated.

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Mary Shelly's Frankenstein Frankenstein is a novel written by a female author named Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley got influenced to write this novel since she got a nightmare of what the future will be like if people did not stop creating. Mary Shelley wrote this novel at the age of eighteen and finished this when she was nineteen. Mary Shelley's name appeared on the book after thirteen years of the release of the novel because of sexism. Mary Shelley came from a very extreme family, her mother Mary Wollstonecraft was a campaigner for women's rights and her father William Godwin was a political free-thinker. The novel Frankenstein revolves around the main protagonist Victor Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein creates a living creature using different organs from many different corpses. The Novel makes the reader question itself if the monster was born evil or became evil in the process of being neglected and mistreated. Many critics argue that the Frankenstein has replaced the vital role of the mother and that there is no need for wombs. In doing so he has committed a serious crime in wiping out women's role and also he has created life against god's will. ...read more.


In this novel Frankenstein there are a number of themes that the main ones are birth and creation, the role of mother and dangerous knowledge. The theme birth and creation is meant that Victor Frankenstein takes over the role and old and role of god by creating a living creature. The religious people at that time and the people reading the novel will think that Victor Frankenstein has committed an unforgivable sin because he has replaced the role of god. One of the reasons Mary Shelley wrote this novel is to warn people to stop creating things otherwise the same thing will happen and the creation will cause dilemma like Frankenstein. There are three narrators in the novel Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein and the monster. Mary Shelley uses framing device and epistolary to narrate the novel. Framing device is narrated through a story when told through someone who reads it or listen to it. Epistolary narration is told by someone reading a piece of text example a magazine and mostly a letter. Robert Walton is one of the narrators in the novel Frankenstein; he is a self educated explorer his main objective is to reach the North Pole. ...read more.


Although Victor Frankenstein hand picks the monsters good features they still contradict each other because he has yellow skin and black lips which means that it is dead skin and he has pearly white teeth. When the monster is created it looks hideous so many people get scared of the monster and mistreat it, due to the mistreatment the monster havoc and death to Victor Frankenstein's and his friends and family. Unlike Victor the monster owns up and understands that he has caused trouble. In my opinion Frankenstein is a fantastic novel because it shows that even though something looks bad from the outside it my have good internally. This also deals with every day lives because people create things for example war or experiments and go on doing it with everyone's disagreement and when it turns out bad they are careless and they expect other people to fix the problem. Some critics say that Mary Shelley has written this for bad parents because most her kids passed away, but in my opinion I think that people should look at it openly and not look at it as why Mary Shelley has written it but also find other things which can be related to the novel. ?? ?? ?? ?? Mohamed Hussein 11T English Coursework Mr Silverman ...read more.

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