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How does Mary Shelly change the reader's opinion of Frankenstein's monster in these three extracts?

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Frankenstein How does Mary Shelly change the reader's opinion of Frankenstein's monster in these three extracts? Frankenstein is an enormously popular novel that is told to youngsters and elderly too. The novel was first published in 1818, based on a terrifying nightmare. However due to circumstances in that particular time, it was left without the author's name on. These circumstances were them of the role of the woman and where her place should be. A woman's role was believed to be at home, looking after the children, baking, sewing, most certainly not writing. However this wasn't the case for one woman, Mary Shelly. Instead, due to having such a radical family, consisting of her father, a professor and her mother, an outrageous fanatic believer of for the equal rights of women she followed in their footsteps. ...read more.

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Mary Shelly's sly plan worked and became an extremely popular novel and now a film. The novel now has her name to it. By reading just three extracts we get a good idea of how the monster acts and develops. The descriptions and verbs which show us how the monster is change our opinions vastly throughout these three extracts. In the first extract it begins with the creation of the monster. Instantly it is set by a stereotypical horror story beginning 'Dreary night of November' This instantly tells us this isn't going to be a fairy tale love story instead makes us anxious as is what is going to happen, it also shows it'll be a not so fortunate thing, maybe even not planned. ...read more.

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When we first encounter the 'thing' the monster is described as a 'Catastrophe' which instantly makes us feel sympathetic towards the monster, as no one would like to be described as in a catastrophic nature. On the other hand Frankenstein has risked his life, been secreative to his fianc´┐Ż Elizebath. During this long spread time Frankenstein collected some of the most beautiful bodies he could possibly find, therefore expecting his creation to also turn out as beautiful as these dead people once were. However Frankenstein had set his expectations of the 'thing' becoming as Immaculately beautiful too high as when the mixture of dead bodies were merged together, a pretty sight was definitely not seen. ...read more.

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