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"The Novel Frankenstein is as relevant and terrifying today as it was when it was first published" Explain How Mary Shelley makes her narrative effective and why it has fascinated and shocked audiences for nearly 190 years.

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"The Novel Frankenstein is as relevant and terrifying today as it was when it was first published" Explain How Mary Shelley makes her narrative effective and why it has fascinated and shocked audiences for nearly 190 years. 'Frankenstein' is one of the most well known gothic horror stories. 'Frankenstein' is set in the seventeen hundreds and was written by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley wrote the book in 1816 and 'Frankenstein' was first published in 1818. Mary Shelley blends gothic horror and romance which makes this novel world-famous and so successful. The novel has also been so successful because of the effective narrative Mary Shelley uses to shock and fascinate her readers. Such as the use of a lot of very detailed descriptive language and the use of three narrators to get different emotions and feelings to the reader. During the nineteenth century, electricity was a relatively new invention. This meant that many scientists were testing the use of electricity with the body. Scientists thought that Electricity could bring a dead person back to life. Erasmus Darwin suggested that this was possible. Mary Shelley was aware of a process called galvanism and a scientist named Luigi Galvani who had discovered that electricity flowed through nerves meaning that when electricity was placed in certain places on a dead body or animal if would move and look like it was alive. ...read more.

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This sentence also sets the scene very well as it shows it was dark and gloomy, which is perfect in getting the reader in the mood for the chapter. Also Mary Shelley sets the scene by giving the reader a very clear image. This is shown by when it says 'the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out'. This gives the reader a very creepy image and is a very good way to set the scene for bringing a monster to life. During chapter five we see Mary Shelley use many powerful adjectives and descriptions that make the chapter very detailed. These detailed descriptions and excellent writing skills are used all throughout the book, as they are what has made the book popular for nearly 190 years, but they our used more than often in chapter five. These descriptions are what have made Mary Shelley's narrative effective as they keep the reader interested in the book. These long and detailed descriptions are what have horrified readers as because it is so detailed, it makes the novel seem more real. They show the reader what the characters look like, such as these descriptions are what make the monster seem very real in chapter five and make the readers scared. The description of the monster is what makes this chapter, one of the most important in the novel and why it has horrified many readers. ...read more.

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elixir of life, but he was also doing it so no one else would have to feel the pain he felt when his mother died and he also has a desire to bring his mother back to life. This makes the reader feel sad as he just ruins his life by creating the monster all because he loved his mother so much. This desire to bring his mother back from the dead would have shadowed his mind of what he really was doing and what the terrible consequences were, until he saw the end product and it was to late. This book just always gives you a feeling that you want to help Victor because all throughout the book it is just more misery, and then even more misery. Frankenstein is a very powerful book. It has been popular for nearly 190 years due to the many questions it raises about various topics. It questions religion and the very beliefs many people would have relied on in 1818. The book delivers many messages, with most of them being a warning to the scientists of the time messing around with trying to bring back a dead human being. It also delivers lots of more messages relevant to our times such as don't judge a person by looks and accept people who are misfits. It a very well written ad has kept many audiences entertained over all the years. ...read more.

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