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Remind yourself of Chapter 4 and the Birth Scene. Mary Shelley's aim was to "Curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart". How does she do this in this section of the novel?

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GCSE Mary Shelley

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Frankenstein

Remind yourself of Chapter 4 and the Birth Scene. Mary Shelley's aim was to "Curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart". How does she do this in this section of the novel?

Ever since Frankenstein was born he had an interest in science. He particularly became interested in natural philosophy and chemistry, "From this day natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, in the most comprehensive sense of term, became nearly my sole occupation." Frankenstein put in a great deal of effort into his science. "My ardour was indeed the astonishment of the students. Frankenstein was extremely interested in the structure of the "human frame." His interest in anatomy urged him to create the monster.

Frankenstein began to study the anatomy of the human body; he put this into practice by building the monster. It was to be 8 feet in height and very strong. Frankenstein wanted to make the monster as perfect as it could be. He dug up old bodies to collect certain body parts. "Yet to prepare a frame for the reception of it, with all its intricacies of fibres, muscles, and veins, still remained a work of inconceivable difficulty and

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