How Does Mary Shelly Manipulate Your Response To T

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How does Mary Shelly manipulate your response to the characters of Frankenstein and his monsters as the story develops? ‘Frankenstein’: a multi-narrative novel by three people; Captain Walton, Frankenstein and the creature. In the novel ‘Frankenstein’, written in 1818, Mary Shelley creates a very tense, dark atmosphere. Around the 1800s life was an interesting subject, as during this period Luigi Galvani, a popular scientist who did experiments of bioelectrogenesis (the name bioelectrogenesis was given some years after he started doing these experiments); using electricity to induce life, would have influenced Mary Shelley and possibly even gave the idea of writing the novel Frankenstein. When Frankenstein collects the ‘instruments of life’ around him it would have shocked the readers of the time; this suggests that he had body parts in his home - this would certainly create suspense and tension. What will he do with them parts? Why has he got human parts to begin with? The general genre which the opening is suggesting, so far is horror. She also cleverly uses the weather and surrounding to mould the correct atmosphere, which influences our views on whatever aspect she concentrates on. First of all, the story is narrated by three people. This in itself is very manipulative. Each narrated section of the story uses varied vocabulary, and is structured differently from one another. Mary Shelley uses different narrators to manipulate our views back and forth. For example if Frankenstein was narrating the story he would be against the ‘creation’. Frankenstein clearly hated how ‘delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains’ he had created. His emotions strongly influence our response to the ‘creation.’ Whereas if the story was being narrated by the ‘creation’ we would feel empathy and sympathy for the creation. ‘My heart sank with bitter sickness, as I
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