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Mary shelly Frankenstein has been widely read and enjoyed since its publication since 1818. With close reference to chapter five explain how Mary Shelley makes her narrative effective. Why do I think it has stood against time?

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Mary shelly Frankenstein has been widely read and enjoyed since its publication since 1818. With close reference to chapter five explain how Mary Shelley makes her narrative effective. Why do I think it has stood against time? It was a dreary night in Geneva Mary Shelley was staying with Lord Byron and her husband Percy Shelley. She was 18 years old and they were telling each other ghost stories when She was challenged by her husband to write a ghost story to "make the reader dread to look round to curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart" The story that she wrote was 'Frankenstein'. It was first published in 1818 and has fascinated and shocked people for nearly 190 years. Like Mary Shelley herself Frankenstein is obsessed with creating life because of his mother died in child birth this also reflects the authors experience since her own child died in child birth too. The story starts as Captain Robert Walton a ship's captain, whose ship was stuck in the ice, hears a roar and from the fog a man appears. He asks if he can take some men to kill a creature. The captain declines and asks Victor to tell him what is out there victors tells his story from the beginning; the place where he was born in Geneva where he was introduced to his stepsister who had been adopted. ...read more.

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Frankenstein however also says that the courtyard is an asylum. There is also a deadly disease of; cholera the government would not let anyone out of the town. The weather creates a gloomy mood because of the rain "It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils." This quotation creates an interest into what is going to happen this is because most people are asleep it is cold dark and dreary "the rain pattered dismally against the panes and my candle was nearly burnt out". This is called pathetic fallacy. Mary shelly makes the reader feel fear and the atmosphere is eerie because of the description of the weather, "the rain pattered dismally against the panes and my candle was nearly burnt out" This quotation makes the reader feel fear as we can imagine how cold and dark it is and what is going to happen when the monster comes to life. There are interesting characters that Mary Shelley has created such as Frankenstein he is he is the first narrator so we share his feelings and emotions so we become more evolved in the story. He asks inviting questions "How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe....?" Lots of explanation marks are used "how glad I am to see you! How fortunate that you should be here at the very moment of my alighting!" ...read more.

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She uses variety of sentence structures such as dream that Frankenstein had which long and complex broken up by commas and semi-colons. The themes and issues that have remained relevant are that Mary Shelley's father has told her to be excited about science but be wary of its power too since not all science is good. Mary Shelley has been to lectures and demonstrations that had inspired and frightened her to create this novel which has allowed her to think of creating life from something which has died. The themes and issues raised in the novel remain relevant today. Scientist can clone sheep and probably human's embryos too. Mary Shelley's novel serves as a warning perhaps. After the monster was created Frankenstein said "I was attacked by the fatal passion" he says this as he's is the victim of what he has created. He does not take responsibility for his actions in creating this monster. Frankenstein has created a monster that he cannot control. Near the very end Frankenstein tells Captain Walton "seek happiness in tranquillity, and avoid ambition, even if it only apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries" this warning stays with the reader because the novel showed what could happen if you are too ambitious. I believe that this novel has stood the test of time because of its advice such as "seek happiness in tranquillity, and avoid ambition, even if it only apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries" and that it has a good storyline. ...read more.

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