• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Short story

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

A gothic horror was drew upon the conventions of medieval romance that was about nights battling with all kinds of creatures. They normally presented a spooky immersion into the dark, a horrific realm. Also they had supernatural elements, which added fiction. The tension between science and supernatural were often shown. Gothic novels were originally called gothic romance. Gothic novels were considered to have low literary quality but were very popular especially around 1764 and 1840. Gothic Novels main audiences were women. Frankenstein is considered to be a gothic horror because it includes elements of a gothic novel including wild landscape with wild weather and storms at sea, which were also unnatural acts of nature. Frankenstein also adds a bit of Romance too and includes damsels in distresses such as Elizabeth and Justine. Also like every gothic horror it includes a major part of a gothic horror a supernatural creature that was known as the monster. There is also a lot of science included in the film and during the film we hear a lot about the conflict between science and supernatural especially between Frankenstein and the Professors. ...read more.

Middle

Frankenstein's reaction to the birth of the monster tells you he isn't exactly pleased by the monsters birth. Frankenstein is disgusted and disappointed towards the monster. You can tell he is especially disappointed because he says he has worked for "two years" and has " deprived" himself of "rest and health". Then he says " know that I had finished the beauty of the dream has vanished". This tells you he has worked really hard to try and achieve his dream and it doesn't turn out as well as he expected so he is disappointed when he finds out that what he worked hard for years he sees as disgusting. He is disgusted by the monster and rejects him. The day after the monsters birth Frankenstein behaves very scared of the monster and is very weary of whether the monster is following him. He begins to avoid going near where the monster might be such as where he lives. He is basically running away from the monster. As the chapter goes on he starts to feel a bit sympathetic towards the monster, which contrasts with the fact he finds the monster disgusting. ...read more.

Conclusion

Also because we are more educated then people were in Georgian times. Mary shelly creates a sense of horror mainly by using things such as Language, Character, Themes and audience. She uses language when she describes the weather and describes it as wet and dreary, which sets the scene of horror and creates a mood typically of gothic horror. Also Mary shelly uses Character by making the weather echo Frankenstein's mood so that it give you the effect that when he is in a bad mood the weather is bad and when he is in a good mood the weather is good which make sit good because you get the weather to suit the events in the film. The themes is also a huge contributor to creating a sense of horror by having the themes of neglect and Man meddling with nature which can also be referred to in this day and age. The Audience reaction was very different in the Georgian time period compared to the reaction we have today because they would believe that what in happened in the novel could really happen where as we know it can not happen. Page 1 of 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. What you sow, so you reap

    Then, I placed my hand into one of my pockets and took hold of a small bottle safely wrapped around a scarlet coloured cloth. I clutched the bottle tightly in my hands and pulled it out of my pocket. Afterwards, I carefully unwrapped the fragile cloth and placed my other free hand on the lid and slowly unloosened it.

  2. Revenge- A fictional story

    But he wasn't fussed. He got all the information he wanted from Beth. He found out how she was going to ruin IBouLive, so she can become a millionaire. Beth walked across the lawn and into her own front garden and opened the door, not realising that she had told

  1. Shades Of Grey- A Short Story

    He gained the house and land, but he wanted nothing to do with it, lending the land to Higgins, and leaving the plot where the house had been black and burnt. After a short while, he found happiness again in his love for Higgins' daughter, Lucy.

  2. Adrian Mole Chapter Notes

    February 26th Adrian has mixed up the posh and tabloids and Adrian didn't understand why people wouldn't want a change. February 27th Adrian saw Pandora riding, he looked at Pandora's house and it is much bigger than Adrian's house. February 28th Pandora has a horse called Blossom, Adrian watched Pandora riding it, and according to Adrian she looked 'sexy'.

  1. A FRACTURE IN FICTION

    Days later, Robert realizes that the Holy Grail was in Paris all along, under the Louvre, and under the blade (symbol for male) and chalice (symbol for female) pyramids. A FRACTURE IN FICTION by Tony Klava Inspired by the book The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown FADE IN: 1.

  2. Adventure begins here.

    Why does he have to suffer what we have? He won't tell and you know that," I shouted tears beginning to surface in my eyes. "Because," Ian replied gruffly brandishing the knife. "No!" I screamed as loudly as I could as I grabbed Kai's hand and started sprinting down the driveway and out of the forest.

  1. one girl one dream

    The strange dark man left, dragging the 2 bodies behind him. I broke out of the toy chest and went to the bathroom; I splashed water onto my face to revive my self, I knew it wasn't worth getting worked up about as I already had a mission to complete.

  2. Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea - complete set of notes, page by ...

    The feminine article is indicative of the kind of relationship between 'the old man and the sea'. The old man thinks of the sea as feminine because she is 'something that gives or withholds great favours'. In other words, the sea has the power to satisfy or deny a man as a woman does (sexually).

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work