Compare And Contrast The Writing Style Of Frankenstein

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Every writer has their own style of writing, but Mary Shelley’s style is extremely unique. Although there are several common styles in writing, Mary Shelly strayed away from the norm and wrote a Gothic themed novel. Gothic and Romantic themes are seen during the course of Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein. Gothic writing is regarded as an overabundance of feelings. These characteristics include: anger, and atmosphere of mystery and suspense, and supernatural events. In Frankenstein we see examples for each of these. The creature feels anger towards Victor when he believes he has no purpose. He exclaims, “Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that ... instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?” (99) He is angry with his creator, Victor, because he made him into this atrocious monster that nobody wants anything to do with and because he has to live this lonely life with nobody on his side. Another example of Gothic themes in Frankenstein is the supernatural events. For instance, when the creature is brought to life for the first time, “…his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaws opened, and he muttered…show more content…
She uses phrases, such as, “Tell me, dearest Victor.” (139) and, “Autumn passed thus” (95) which were used an awfully long time ago. Mary Shelley’s use of diction and syntax in Frankenstein is especially dark and gloomy which paints an extraordinarily mysterious picture in the readers mind. One example of this is when Victor is hiking in the Alps and he sees the creature coming toward him, “[The Alps] icy and glittering peaks shone in the sunlight over the clouds… I suddenly beheld the figure of a man, at some distance, advancing towards me with superhuman speed.” (83) This type of writing makes the reader feel anxious because they do not know what is going to happen next or if this man is going to hurt

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