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Trace changes in Frankenstein's character in his monologue from chapters 1 to 6.

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Introduction

H/w 28/1/03 Trace changes in Frankenstein's character in his monologue from chapters 1 to 6. In Frankenstein's story as he told it to Walton we can separate Frankenstein's personalities almost completely. It is argued that the 'monster' may in fact just be Viktor's imagination. So, it is easy to see that before and after the night of the 'creation' of the monster, we see two different sides to Frankenstein: the normal man before, and the demented man after. However, this may be seen as a sweeping statement. We must look in detail at the progression of Frankenstein's life. ...read more.

Middle

When his mother dies, this deeply affects both Frankenstein and Elisabeth and has consequences in the future for both of them- Frankenstein's mother's dream was for the two of them to marry but, although Frankenstein's doubt about this is never explicitly expressed, when he leaves the family home for Ingolstadt he seems released. The only thing he regrets leaving behind is his close friend Clerval. This isolation from his friends and family whom he has lived with so long, coupled with his obsession with natural philosophy, could explain the change in Frankenstein's character. ...read more.

Conclusion

This is a hint of the rather warped relationships we shall see later on, but the fact that he has come to such a low point as to be able to hint at them shows his personality is morphing and changing for the worse. The Frankenstein that is nursed to health by Clerval seems to have gone full circle- one again he seems to appreciate nature and life and all seems well. However I believe Frankenstein has been irrevocably changed and we shall see his new personality- that is presently under the surface=- once again rear it's head. Ben Sellers. ...read more.

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