Frankenstein Essay

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Which character does the reader have most sympathy for: Frankenstein or his creation? By Jessica Ringrose,Y10 Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein was first published in 1818, at the time it was inappropriate for women to be writers so it was published anonymously. If she had published it under her name the novel would not have sold and she would have been ridiculed for it. Mary Shelly’s life was very troubled, many of her family members tragically died, this is reflected in her novel, many other things in the novel also relate to her life and the times she lived in. The point of this essay is to discuss how shelly manages to gain sympathy for Frankenstein and his creation with the story line, also the language and literature, how she plays with our feelings and emotions thought out the novel, after reading the novel the reader must make up their own mind who they feel most sympathy for because it is not obvious who shelly intended us to fell the most sympathy for. In my opinion Frankenstein’s creation/the monster deserves more sympathy than Frankenstein himself. This essay wishes to explain why the reader can feel more sympathy for the monster but at the same time feel sympathy for Frankenstein. In chapter five, it is a dreary night in September this is pathetic fallacy because every time the monster is about to enter the story it is dark and rainy, this gives us the feeling that the monster is bad and makes us feel uneasy, the fact that Mary Shelley uses pathetic fallacy when the monster is about to enter the story means that we can predict what is going to happen and it gives us a vibe that the monster is not good. If it was sunny and beautiful when the monster was there it would make us feel more comfortable, therefore liking the monster more. On this dreary night Victor

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