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In these regards, I faced no real difficulty or challenges when reading Frankenstein. Occasionally I came across vocabulary that I either wasn’t familiar with, or was perhaps typical of the nineteenth century that I stumbled upon, but nothing challenging to the point of disrupting the novel’s narrative flow. I believe the centering of the narrative around sensational and horrifying events greatly contributed to my interest and ease in understanding the novel. It’s this exciting nature that also led me to find the book highly intriguing and moving. There were many parts of the novel that I found intriguing and recognize that the down periods only existed so that they could be resolved in narrative climaxes. Probably the most intriguing element was Victor’s description of how he had received his education and his desire to discover the secret meanings of life, and his eventual realization of this in Frankenstein’s creation. I also found Victor’s quest towards the novel’s conclusion to exact revenge on Frankenstein as perhaps the most moving; at this point I had become completely emotionally invested in the characters and read this section with both terror and impassioned interest. While there were many unfortunate instances in the novel, I feel most moved by the monster’s plight and loneliness, as it was not difficult to feel empathy for a lonely individual seeking a partner in life; later, the murder of Victor’s wife was also a highly moving and unfortunate element in terms of my emotional response to the novel.
In reading Foster’s How to Read Literature like a Professor there were a number of features that aided and enhanced my interpretation of the novel. While I had experience examining symbols and latent meanings in novels from high school English classes, the book’s discussion of symbols really helped reframe
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Victor Frankenstein, in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), reflects man’s never-ending endeavor to create life in an attempt to assume the role of God and he created life but in the form of a monster. Significantly, Victor assumes himself as God in an effort to gain the power and respect of God and he believes that his fate is to be divine creator in nature.
When romance came to be integrated in the horror novels, the genre of Gothic romance was created. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is such Gothic romance which depicts romance in a setting which evokes horror and fear. This paper will discuss how the plot, characters and even the natural setting in Frankenstein exhibit elements of gothic romance, and how it works with the key aspects of science fiction.
Critical Essay: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley: the monster as ecological disaster? The story of Frankenstein, which was written by Mary Shelley when she was only 19 years of age, has gripped the imagination of readers ever since, and has sparked a whole industry of literary criticism.
When making a management criticism, one studies the various major events that take place in a literary work and their consequences. The decisions that are made by the main characters are analyzed according to the results that come about because of them.
The monster grows to despise itself and generates a lot of hatred toward its creator. In order to hurt him, the monster kills several people close to his creator, Victor, including his wife Elizabeth. The story is horrific in every sense of the word, and to have had such imaginations, Mary Shelley must have had various psychological issues.
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but ask myself: aren’t present experiments in the field of creating artificial intelligence, humanoids, even cloning, space probes, similar to what Victor Frankenstein and Robert Walton were after, i.e. acquiring and implementation of knowledge in goals highly valued, that is,
In explaining this thesis, I draw information about Frankenstein as portrayed in Mary Shelley’s work and explore his actions.
I choose to defend Frankenstein since he is always trying to explore what is going on in the