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Mary Shelley uses 3 different narrators, which specific references to chapter 15. How does Shelley manipulate the narrative point of view to shape the readers response?

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Alexandra Salters C1KNG Q. Mary Shelley uses 3 different narrators, which specific references to chapter 15. How does Shelley manipulate the narrative point of view to shape the readers response? A. Within Mary Shelleys Frankenstein, she has cleverly used 3 narrators to shows the points of views of her characters. Shelley expresses her main concerns through these characters to the reader. She changes the narrative through out the novel to give interest to its structure and to show different point of view. She also gives the creature some of her own traits including intelligence, thoughtfulness and strength. This may show that Mary Shelley felt like an outsider during the time this book was written, as she was a female writer among strong male writers. As the creature is coming to the end of his story and revealing more about his life with the cottagers and how the creature has survived, listened and learnt from his adopted family. The reader begins to feel strong sense of pathos for the creature and the way he has looked after himself and never self-pitied himself in any way. ...read more.

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What was I? Whence did I come from? These questions continually reaccured, but was I able to solve them." This displays a strong sense of relationships and how important a family is. The creature wants to find out where his family is, and why he is alone? Where is his family support? Another important factor of being part of the family is interaction. The creature feels part of the cottagers family even though he has no real interaction with the family. He is only able to see them by spying through a small gap. He listens to the stories told by the old man, he does work for the family to help them and he has learnt everything he knows from them. Even though he has never really had physical interaction with the family. He still feels like hes part of them because he has been through a lot of things with them. "Such was the history of my beloved cottages. It impressed me deeply, I learned from the views of social life which it developed." This evokes emotion and pathos as the reader wants the creature to be accepted if he should join them. ...read more.

Conclusion

Emotion is an important part of this chapter as the creature becomes overwhelmed by it. When the cottagers reject him. He feels sadness because he is now alone and has no one to watch, learn and feel safe with. His anger is also shown as he vows revenge on his creator. He believes that his creator was wrong to make him in this way. He sets off in search of Victor. " Cursed! Cursed, Creator!" This displays the creatures anger at his creator and it also shows his questioning of his birth. He has all this built up emotion from what has just happened and he needs to express it. Victor must be careful, as from earlier on in the novel we know what this gentle giant is capable of. The narration of the creature within this chapter shows his strong point of view and his feelings of hurt and anger. Mary Shelley has shown her points of view through her creature and she has shown that there are flaws in society as the family are very judgemental about the creature and many people where judgemental of this novel, as it seemed to be written ahead of its time. Shelley has included this style of narration to represent what other may think. ...read more.

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