Later on in the novel, the monster is described as having a gigantic stature, with limbs in proportion. The giant figure in the arctic is not only a foreshadowing of the monster, but also one of a scene/event later on in the story, which plays a key role in the novel. | 3 | “My more than sister, since till death she was mine only.”Foreshadowing/Theme | Chapter 1/ Page 21/ Victor Frankenstein | Frankenstein refers to the new family member Elizabeth as more than a sister, and says that it will be death that will take them apart. In a more direct sense, this passage shows the intense love felt by Victor feels for Elizabeth. This passion and emotion felt by Victor were common in novels of the time; show the Characteristics of the Romantic Era.
Explore the ways Shelley uses setting to contribute to the gothic concept of the novel. Shelley uses setting as a vital contribution to the gothic concept of the novel; Mary said “The very room...he glassy lakes and the high Alps beyond”, would be the pivotal settings in her novel. Shelley knew from this stage that exterior and interior settings would be significant; interior “dark room” which refers to Victor’s laboratory of “filthy creation” in Chapter 4, an epitome of the gothic genre revealing a sense of darkness and seclusion mirroring the eponymous character Frankenstein. The idea of the lake and high Alps can be observed as being influenced by the Romantic poets, Percy and Wodsworth on nature being a restorative agent. Hence Shelley’s use of the exterior setting of the Arctic, which unravels the framework of the novel through epistolary form.
Carter describes natural setting within The Bloody Chamber to create and sustain the atmosphere within her stories. There are frequent examples of how setting helps create a beautiful scene, as well as examples of typically gothic settings – such as isolated landscapes or the use of the seasons, as in The Snow Child. Despite linking settings to the gothic genre, natural settings, arguably, do not create fear and terror, but rather emphasise beauty or promote other key themes within the stories. It may be argued that the isolated setting in The Company of Wolves could promote fear, particularly as the narrator states ‘you are always in danger in the forest’, which certainly creates tension and a sense of weariness due to the description of the isolation within said forest. However, the gothic setting of an isolated forest is used more symbolically than literally.
So, Victor Frankenstein was guilty as he created the creature, and left him alone. Victor caused Frankenstein’s monstrous appearance and his appearance resulted in misunderstandings about the creature. The main point is that the guilty one of these misunderstandings, the creature’s appearance and his exclusion from society was Victor Frankenstein, the creator. Particularly by focusing on the given passages 15, 16, and19, I will try to show how far away Victor is from humanity. Before Frankenstein creates the creature, Frankenstein goes graveyards to collect dead body parts with an aim to accomplish his ambition.
After reading Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley its safe to say that she used the story of Frankenstein as an example of how she perceives humanity. The best example of how the author, Mary Shelley, perceives humanity is the theme that you need to take responsibility of your actions and if you don’t then there are consequences. All throughout the book Mary Shelley proves that not taking responsibility for something has serious consequences especially in Victor’s case. Responsibility is a word that no teenage kid or an adult for that matter wants to hear. It’s this big scary thing that tends to mean you did something and now its time to own up to it.
Thoreau-Observation Paper Living through a harsh winter in Northwestern Ohio, one may find themselves enveloped in a grey cloud of depression and lethargy. Nature, however, has a gentle way of reminding us that life, and the emotions we experience during it, are on a continuously changing path. Just like the sleeping stillness of winter is eventually replaced with springtime’s bursting buds of colorful new life, so too are the dark times in our life exchanged with those of great hope and joy. By closely monitoring nature’s every changing seasons one can be reminded that like our state of mind and emotion, nothing lasts forever. Watching the frantic flurry of snowflakes falling forlornly onto the cold frozen ground, I wondered if the sun would ever shine again.
Shelley personifies nature, specifically the stars and trees, in this selection from her novel to tie many themes together. Because nature is a place of solace and an escape for the characters in Frankenstein, it is only fitting that its elements be personified to emphasize the monster’s loneliness and isolation, another theme tied into that associated with nature. The lifelike qualities given to these natural elements and the rest of the quote represent the monster’s isolation and desire for acceptance. When “the cold stars shine in mockery” and “the bare trees wave their branches” above the monster, it symbolizes his seclusion from humans. He feels as if the stars are mocking him, because they are beautiful, shining, and fill the sky by the thousands, while he is an eye sore and alone.
I will analyze the author's title and expain the relationship between the title and the novel. I will also discuss the effect of the title on the reader. -The name "Frankenstein" is often used to refer to the monster itself. Frankenstein is a well established title because it gives a hint of the theme. In the novel, the monster is identified by words such as "creature," "monster", "fiend", "wretch", "vile insect","being", and "it", but speaking to Dr. Frankenstein, the monster refers to himself as "the Adam of your labors", and elsewhere as someone who "would have" been "your Adam", but is instead your "fallen angel."