Death And Knowledge As Depicted In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Gothic writing explores the fear of forces beyond human understanding through emphasizing upon the emotions, sensations and perceptions arising from supernatural experiences. Throughout my core text, partner text and selected poems I have realised that such statement is very true and I cannot but agree that gothic writing does indeed illuminate such forces. After-life, life, science and knowledge are the main forces beyond our understanding presented in the texts. Unlike other texts during 1818's, Mary Shelly challenges the reader to accept the forces beyond human understanding and presents a complete new concept of the meaning of life, death, knowledge and science, such as the birth of the monster or the death of Victor’s wife. Throughout the book, the voice of victor reflects Shelly’s thoughts that not all knowledge is good, but thought that…show more content…
The narrators are presented in a first person narrative enforced to captivate the reader by revealing their own emotions, sensations and thoughts. Madness is a motif associated with the subjective nature of the narrative in Frankenstein, where as each character in the plot has a subjective personality and acknowledges himself only . In the letters Robert Walton sends to his sister, it is evident that Walton is trying to be the first person to arrive to the north pole, he is not concerned about the life of his crew members, but only the glory and fame he will achieve and could be described as a madman. Similarly Frankenstein who is the gothic " hero" questions the worlds enigmatic nature and attempts to understand and control the supernatural and sublime forces beyond human understating such life and creation . Victor Frankenstein tries to play god by overcoming human limitations. This desire usually forces the protagonist into his own self destruction and

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