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What Events Change the Creature From Being Lonely and Sad to Angry and Murderous?

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Jaffar Alimazighi 10x4 WHAT EVENTS CHANGE THE CREATURE FROM BEING LONELY AND SAD TO ANGRY AND MURDEROUS? Shelley started writing when she was 18 and the Frankenstein was published when she was 21. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life. Shelly's novel Frankenstein, tells the story about a young doctor who experiments with bringing a corpse back to life. The death of his mother from Scarlet fever was an inspiration for him to create life so that he could make people immortal. Frankenstein becomes obsessed with studying outdated theories about human life. At the time science and discovery influenced Frankenstein. This involved electricity which fascinated him. Mary wrote this novel to show people what could happen if you went too far with technology such as bringing the dead back to life Galvani was a physician. He was an anatomy professor at the University of Bologna. Luigi Galvani discovered the relationship of electricity to the impulses that control muscles through nerve tissue. He thought that animals had there own source of energy called animal electricity. Frankenstein and Galvani both try to bring the dead back to life. His work was controversial. It was interesting because he thought that biological electricity was the vital fluid or life itself. ...read more.


The monster is frightening to the man because of his appearance. We can tell this by him screaming and running out of the hut. When he enters the hut he finds that the snow and rain can't penetrate through the hut. "He turned on hearing a noise, and perceiving me, shrieked loudly, and quitting the hut. His appearance, different from any I had ever before seen." This shows that the creature realises that he is frightening when perceived by the Shepherd but when the monster sees an old man in the hut with the door open he enters without permission. He thinks that he is welcome but doesn't realise that. The monster is still sad and lonely because doesn't react when the shepherd screams and runs out of the hut. We can tell that the monster is still confused because he doesn't react in anyway towards the shepherd. The creature is beginning to learn about his appearance because of other people reactions towards him. It was the afternoon when the monster was resting in the sun. He then travelled for several hours and arrived at a village at sunset. The monster feels happy when he enters the village. At this point he doesn't realise that he isn't welcome to the village. The creature starts to learn more about how people treat him compared to the rest and how he reacts to him because of his appearance. "How miraculous did this appear! ...read more.


The creature is hurt and shows mild signs of anger. He didn't retaliate to the people in the cottage which shows he is not murderous. "I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants, and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery." He could have destroyed the cottage and attacked the people but chose not to. However he is now thinking that he could have attacked them and destroyed the cottage which shows that he is now murderous but before he was lonely. The creature wasn't born evil. It knows nothing about the world and the creatures mind is like a baby but only learns to be good or bad from its experiences. Therefore, it is not born good or bad, but learns the bad behaviour we see in the novel from those around him. Due to Frankenstein's misguided actions the creature was made evil. My feelings about the creature was that it wasn't his fault from him turning evil it was the people around him. It should be blamed all on Victor for creating this creature because it was against the law for him to attempt experiments from bringing the dead back to life. There are reasons for laws. He did not guide the creature onto the right path. Victor was not right to create the creature because it is god's job. Mary Shelley was trying to show what would happen if you went into the unknown and went too far with technology. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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