Frankenstein By Mary Shelley: A Literary Analysis

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In Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, she uses the many characteristics of the romantic period. The characteristics that are used in “Frankenstein” are sympathetic treatment of the common man; appreciation of the beauties of nature; great imagination; the idealization of rural life; ancient rules were flaunted. Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” gives the reader the common qualities of a gothic piece the sense of remoteness; create an eerie and ghostly atmosphere; a super sensitive hero that cannot function in the real world; characters with some sort of psychic communication; and the possibility if returning to life after one is dead. Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is the best example of a romantic story because of the way Shelley writes with the characteristics…show more content…
The monster is seen as a character with some sort of psychic communication and the possibility of returning to life after one is dead. The reader sees this when the monster learns how he was created and goes searching for Victor; and when he attacks the people he killed. The monster compares himself and Victor as creation and God or sometimes the devil and God. In the monster was very nice all he wanted was to be loved by his creator and the world. The monster relieved Victor as his God, but still wanted Victor to listen to his story. When the monster awakens and becomes aware of his surroundings he learns what food and fire are, “This was the forest near Ingolstadt; and here I lay by the side of a brook resting from my fatigue, until I felt tormented by hunger and thirst. This roused me from my nearly dormant state, and I ate some berries which I found hanging on the trees or lying on the ground.” The monster found out three things about the fire they were, “I found a fire…overcome with delight at the warmth I experienced from it…When night came again I found, with pleasure, that the fire gave light…dress my food in the same manner, placing it on the live embers. I found that the berries were spoiled by this operation, and the nuts and roots much improved” (Shelley). Shelley describes the world around the monster using how the monster sees nature that his residual memory remembers simple motor skills like eating, keeping warm, and before he died and is turned into the monster he is. All the monster ever wanted in his life was to be loved by anyone or anything, but in the end the monster died because he finally succeeded in making Victor very miserable because he was the only one left

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