Mary Shelley uses many language devices to portray conflict in the novel Frankenstein. In chapter 5, Mary Shelley uses alliteration to convey to the reader the emotional conflict the monster is forced to face. Victor finally finishes his creation and observes its appearance: “I beheld the wretch -- the miserable monster who I created”. This suggests to the reader that Victor is not pleased with his creation as he calls him a “monster”; the word “monster” makes the reader visualize a horrendous, spine-chilling, eerie creation creating a dark ambience. Furthermore, the author uses feelings to describe the monster.
Geraldine Brooks explores how ignorance, superstition and hysteria can be as fatal as any plague within her novel ‘Year of Wonders’. During the trying year of the plague superstition, ignorance, and hysteria took over the village, causing people to make irrational accusations, decisions and behave immorally, turning against each other. Brooks explores how the plague acts as a catalyst effecting each of the villagers differently on a physical and emotional level. The plague is defined as a large amount of insects or animals infesting a place causing damage, within the novel we see the villagers become these animals. Fear and anguish brought out some of the worst qualities in the villagers causing them to turn against one another creating anger, conflict and damage unto one another.
Destiny Marcum Ms. Wilkerson Ap Lit 6th 5 October 2011 Chapters 17-21 In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, on page one hundred twenty one, Chapter 17, in the passage beginning with “Cursed, cursed, creator,” and ending on page one hundred twenty one with, “this insupportable misery,” Mary Shelley uses literary devices to create the different tones of the passage, resembling enraged, wrathful, savage, mocking, insanity, and revenge, in the creature as he finally accepts/declares himself as a monster, who will seek revenge on those who have oppressed him into “insupportable misery.” Throughout the passage Shelley uses frequent punctuation, making the passage go faster, building up suspense and importance, as the creature accepts himself
But when he creates the monster, he is uncaring and horrified at it, this contrasts to what the reader has see before this event, Frankenstein was a loving family man who had and gave deep respect. Mary Shelley uses pathetic fallacy for climatic event, an example of this is when Victor Frankenstein created the monster. "It was on the dreary night of November, that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. Because of this constant use of pathetic fallacy, the reader can see when things are about to go wrong, like when the de Lacey's rejected The monster or when Elizabeth got killed, these events occurred in winter and stormy conditions. Winter is a time of destruction and is also when the monster got created and most of Victor Frankenstein's family got killed.
Betty Ramirez Mr. Unger English 4P 12 March 2012 Frankenstein Enormous, frightening, unintelligent, and green? These thoughts are automatically in one’s mind about a creature supposedly named “Frankenstein.” These assumptions are wrong, in fact, the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley describes a creature created by Victor Frankenstein. The fictional story seems to convey the creature as a monster. Victor does unfathomable things in order to create this so called monster. Just as many other people in the novel, Victor “judges a book by its cover.” He is in a sense evil, heartless and a complete coward.
This gives the contrast of life and death. ‘inanimate’ would usually be referred to the dead and ‘life’ for being alive. For this victor had “deprived” himself of “rest and health”; but as the monster is given life, victor describes his reaction as a “breathless horror” and “disgust filled” his “heart”. Victor rushes to his room and tries hard to fall asleep. Victor is “disturbed by the wildest dreams” and sights Elizabeth.
It is assumed that Victor has this disorder because whenever the weather is bad (i.e. a thunder storm) he is sad, upset and thinks his world is ending. Depression can come from past hardships, people tearing you down, grief, betrayal, failure, etc. Frankenstein goes through hardships and failure mostly. There is no way to avoid pain and the feeling of anguish at one time or another.
This gives Victor inspiration to create something with supernatural abilities. The morbid aspect also comes from Frankenstein because he created on a dark, rainy, dreary night of November. The grotesque elements include the idea of breathing life into a dead body. The creatures yellow skin barely covered his muscles and arteries underneath. He represents the most grotesque and supernatural character in the
She was obsessed with immortality and youth. Another trait that Stoker brought into his novel. As far as fiction goes, Dracula is by far one of the darkest most horrific tales, yet, very entertaining. To know that the character alone is based off of some of the cruelest people in world history still to this day astounds me. However, what is interesting is how vampires have gone from being hated and feared dark monsters of the night to the romanticized creatures of young girl's dreams.
Upon seeing the creature in years, Victor is completely filled with hatred and angst. Contrast to a normal reaction to a lost “son,” Victor shows tremendous hate and fear towards the creature, “‘Devil...Begone, vile insect!”(81) These few words express the bottled up emotions Frankenstein has had deep within, and finally is able to express upon seeing the creature. However, this emotion from Frankenstein only adds more depth to the creatures response. The creature knows Frankensteins hate towards him, but during the confrontation the creature is able to vent and show his human tendencies. “[Y]ou, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.”(81) Although Frankenstein hates the creature, there is no denying the bond they share.