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How does Mary Shelley create tension in chapter 5?

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Pre 1914 Prose "Frankenstein" By Mary Shelly How does Mary Shelley create tension in chapter 5? Mary Shelley was born in London in 1797 and her mother died just after giving birth too her. Mary married Percy by her Shelley. At this time new discoveries were being made the first electronic battery was created in 1799 by a man called Alessandro Volta. Luigi Galvani did experiments with frogs and he believed that he had discovered electricity present in human limbs in 1802. In 1815 the guys' hospital in London did the first unsuccessful blood transfusion. At the time there was a lot of interest in gothic novels. "Dracula" was another gothic novel it was published in 1897. The novel begins at the North Pole when Frankenstein is chasing the monster to kill it and Frankenstein is rescued by Captain Walton to whom he tells the whole story to. The story starts when Frankenstein is at the university and he is interest in bring dead things back to life; he used his lectures notes who had died, and he also used dead body parts. ...read more.

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Mary Shelley uses pathetic fallacy at the start of chapter five as it sets the scene by say "it was a dreary night of November"; another gothic element is "I saw the grave worm's crawling in the folds of the flannel". Other gothic elements are "Mingled with this horror" also "dim and yellow light of the moon; and another one is "dreaded spectre". In chapter five Frankenstein goes thought a range of emotions. He is confused because he thought that the monster would have been beautiful and I was ugly; he is also disgusted at what he had created. Frankenstein also panics at the thought of what he has done and regrets creating life. In the morning he goes to see his friend Clerval and is happy when he comes home to find that the monster is not there and he is very excited about it; but he becomes ill and delirious. Another was she builds up tension is when she uses contrast in the chapter there are many different contrasts. ...read more.

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The author Mary Shelley makes use of allusion, she refers to "the Ancient marine" The poem starts with "like one who on a lonely road" the poem is a writer as a person called Coleridge Mary Shelley uses alliteration for example "I struggled furiously and fell down in a fit"; another one is "change of colour" There is also another one "Such joy so strongly turned to bitterness." Moving on to the use of assonance an example of this is "Infusing life into an inanimate body." Vigorous Verbs is the next one im going to talk about these or such as "trembled", and "rushed" the last one is a "present practical". Mary Shelley users articulate words these words include "lassitude", "Florins" and "unwearied Next I wish to explore is archaic sentence structures one of these are "Presently a breeze dissipated the cloud and I descended upon the glacier" Finally marry Shelley leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions; this is a use of a cliff-hanger one of these questions is "Were is the monster?" In my conclusion I feel that Mary Shelley had created great tension is chapter five mainly thought archaic sentence structures. Christopher Ball 1 ...read more.

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