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Prose study coursework 'Frankenstein'

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Prose study coursework 'Frankenstein' Mary Shelly wrote 'Frankenstein' in the year 1816. Mary Shelly wrote the novel at the tender age of just 19, when visiting Geneva with her partner Percy shelly - a young poet - During their trip, Bryon who they were staying with, suggested that they should all write a ghost story. This is of course when Mary Shelly came up with the idea of 'Frankenstein', which eventually got published two years later in 1818. Mary shelly however, did not instantly know what her ghost story was going to entitle. In fact She struggled deeply to collect ideas on what to write. Then one night Mary shelly had a dream, which shone light onto these magnificent ideas, which have sweeped our nation still centuries later. Also Mary Shelly suffered a great loss in her life, before it really begun; Her Mother died as a result of giving birth to Mary and was raised by her father and stepmother. I think this could have influenced the main theme of the story. Her novel is about a scientist called Victor Frankenstein who has a deep obsession with bringing dead people back to life, which reflects on the her loss in her earliest years . After all Victor's research and heavy obsessing he eventually sparks off the creation of a monster. ...read more.

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He also talks about how he has deprived his self of rest and health for two years. 'For this I had deprived myself of rest and health' if Frankenstein had a positive feeling towards the monster then he would not be talking about the stuff he had missed out In this time. He wouldn't care, if he was truly happy with what he had longed to accomplish for all this time. Frankenstein doesn't display the feelings about his childhood in the novel by Mary Shelly however, when watching the film 'Frankenstein' -1996- he seemed to of had a happy childhood, some would even say idyllic. He was also deeply loved and admired by his family, which made his childhood a pleasant one. Yet all was not idyllic when Frankenstein's mother dies whilst giving birth to his brother. Later on into his life, Frankenstein fell in love with his cousin Elizabeth. When Frankenstein left for university, his life soon changed. This is when he began to develop an obsession for the creation of life. His obsession grew further, his interests in to science became deeper, and this is when he created the monster. He was so obsessed he left behind all contact with his loved ones including Elizabeth. This caused Frankenstein's metal and physical state to deteriorate. Mary Shelly portrays this by Victor himself narrating chapter 5, he tells the audience about how long he had worked on this project And depriving himself of human needs, all for this one creation. ...read more.

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He has walked away from his responsibilities, it seems like he wants to walk away from what he has made 'I then reflected, and the thought made me shiver, that the creature whom I had left in my apartment might still be there, alive and walking about. When Victor goes back to his apartment and finds that this Monster has gone he is overwhelmed with happiness. ' I stepped fearfully in: the apartment was empty; and my bedroom was also freed from its hideous guest. I could hardly believe that so great a good fortune could have befallen me; but when I became assured that y enemy had indeed fled, I clapped my hands with joy.' His actions in this scene, letting the monster run free in to the world resembles and irresponsible scientist. In this period of time, this is exactly what people were against. They felt very strongly about science as they felt that it was trying to play god. At this time this would very important because people were deeply religious. Chapter 15 is significant to Mary Shelly's novel as it narrated by the Monster. In this chapter he is talking to Frankenstein and telling him what has happened since he has been created. In a sense it is like the journey of the Monster where he is discovering things for the first time. The Monster acquires his knowledge from Paradise lost. Paradise lost is an interpretation of the creation story, ?? ?? ?? ?? Philippa Brookes ...read more.

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