Frankenstein: Response to Reading Essay

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English Frankenstein: response to reading How does Mary Shelley create tension and suspense in chapter five of ‘Frankenstein’? I shall address how Mary Shelly creates fear and tension, through analyzing her novel ‘Frankenstein’. The story notes that a character called Vector brings new life to a dead body, which creates the monster. The monster gains no love from the world and ultimately causes chaos. At first, I will analyze how Mary Shelly creates an eerie and ghostly atmosphere of her novel. Mary Shelly uses the pathetic fallacy which is; ‘Dreary night of November’. This gives the reader a cold and shivery feeling. When setting it to the night that’s the time nobody’s around and less people about. In the night I feel insecure and feel vulnerable. It creates a dark atmosphere giving a sense to be always alert of your surroundings. ‘November’ we associate this time of year to various events such as Halloween. Halloween is the event in which people express monsters, ghosts or anything abnormal. At this time I feel watched as eyes are lurking in the shadows. Also another example of pathetic phallacy is; ‘the rain pattered dismally.’ In this line we use our sense of hearing as the rain causes sounds. The sound of the rain makes me think of a creature waiting to leap out and to cause agony, targeting me. When we look at ‘rain’ we get the ideas of misery and gloomy emotions connecting to the type of weather, making a depressing atmosphere for the reader. ‘Dismally’ shows the reaction as violent and aggressive in its motion, as it tries to force itself in. A final example I’d like to discuss is; ‘dim light of the yellow moon.’ This gave a mixture of impression to the reader. ‘Dim’ this is very limited light giving a murky and unpleasant atmosphere. ‘Light’ is associated with many bright ideas, light shows you the direction and reveals the world. Another side of this

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