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Plot of the novel Victor hides from the creature in a remote part of the world which is below 0C and was found by a group of crusaders seeking to destroy the monster.

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Pre 1914 - Prose Coursework Essay Part 1 - Lesson 1 Life and times of Mary Shelley Mary Shelley was born on 30th August 1797, Somers Town, in London. Her parents were called William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. She had a depressing childhood because her mother died when she was 10 days old and was raised by her father and much resented step-mother. When Mary is sixteen, she meets a young poet called Percy Bysshe Shelley (future husband). For several times, they ran away to Continental Europe along with her step-sister. Shelley was already married when they ran away. Later on, in 1816, they go abroad again and spend time with Lord Byron and his friend Polidori in Geneva. Byron then suggests that they all should write a ghost story. Mary wrote 'Frankenstein'. Her book was based upon her husband because he too, was a philosopher. Shelley was reflected as a character of 'Victor Frankenstein'. The story is first set in Iceland where Victor recalls the events in his life of creating the creature. Victor was a philosopher and studied Medical Science in Ingolstadt. The term 'death' largely affected Mary's novel based upon past events that has happened in her life. ...read more.

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Later on, when Victor meets the creature again he says this to the creature: "Devil" I exclaimed, "Do you dare approach me? And do not you fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head? By gone vile insect! Or rather, stay, that I may trample you to dust! And, oh! That I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered" All these make us feel that the creature is different from the other parts of the world and that it is alone so it makes us fee sorry for the creature. Victor frames him on murdering these people even without listening to his plea. All this makes the creature feel even lonelier because his own master has turned against him. Pre 1914 - Prose Coursework Essay Part 2 - Lesson 2 The creature: Is hideous in appearance "His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips" Is despised by its maker ""Devil" I exclaimed, "Do you dare approach me? ...read more.

Conclusion

Despite its being presented as Physically repulsive Violent Angry Vengeful Murderous Finally, I would like to conclude that although the creature is different and being presented as physically repulsive, violent, angry, vengeful and murderous. Deep inside he is just one creature that seeks to be treated like a normal human being and want to be near to them rather than at a distance. Even though others portray him as a monster we know he is still a being with feelings with needs for love and affection like he sees around him. The creature is physically repulsive because of his facial features such as his yellow skin and straight black lips. The creature is angry because it was 'rejected' by Victor and everyone else when he approaches them. The creature is angry because he is despised by every human being he encounters; although, by the fact that the creature is 'fascinated' by humans. The creature is vengeful because he had an urge to kill Elizabeth because he wanted a mate but Victor refused to create him one so he decides to kill his wife instead. The creature is murderous because he has hurt many innocent people due to the fact that he has been rejected by everyone he approaches. ...read more.

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