Review of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Essay

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Briana Alston
April 5 2013
7th period

The title of the book is Frankenstein it’s a gothic fiction and romantic book it’s a number of 210 pages in this book the copyright date is January 1, 1818.the author and his or her time Mary Shelly was born august 30 1797 she died February 1 1851 the book was written in Switzerland, 1816-1817 the primary narrator is Robert Walton, who in his letter quotes victor. Frankenstein first person narrative at length victor in turn quotes the monster first person narrative in addiction the lesser character Elizabeth lavenza and Alphonse Frankenstein narrate parts of the story through their letters to victor. The climax of the story is the murder of Elizabeth lavenza on the night of her wedding to victor Frankenstein in chapter 23.form structure and plot chapter five is very important part of the book victor struggle is finally over and the monster lives .however not everything turned out the way victor wanted it to. Life and creates an intelligent but grotesque monster, from whom he recoils in horror. The
Monster is created by Victor and goes on a killing spree when he is not happy with his life. He
Kills all the people that are close to Victor. Robert is the person that found Victor out on the ice
And helped nurse him back to good health as Victor told him the story of how he ended up on the
Ice. Alphonse is Victor’s Father that the monster killed. Elizabeth was the orphan that they
Adopted and Victor wanted to take her as his wife when they got old enough. Henry is Victor’s
Boyhood friend who nurses him back to health when he was very ill and the monster killed him
Also. William is Victor’s younger brother and the monster strangles him outside in the woods.
Justine is a young girl that was adopted into the family and was blamed for the murder of
William. Caroline is the daughter of Beaufort and is taken in when her father dies and later
Married by Alphonse. Beaufort was Alphonse friend and Caroline’s Father. The peasant family was who the monster observed to learn how to speak and interact. M. Waldman is the professor
That got Victor interested in Chemistry. Mr. Kirin was the magistrate who accused Victor for
Henry’s death.
The setting time of the book was in the eighteenth century and the places where Geneva;
The Swiss Alps; Ingolstadt; England and Scotland; the northern ice. The author uses the setting to
Emphasize many themes already present in the novel. The setting goes beyond normal limits
Since it goes through the arctic, etc. Also, places like the mountains and the island emphasize the
Theme of isolation from society. The tone reflects the intense emotions in the entire novel such as
Curiosity, rapture, secrets of heaven, and substance.
Memorable quotes in the book that I found that capture the essence of the plot, character,
Or style would be:
• “Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay to mould me Man; did I solicit thee from
Darkness to promote me?” This is when the monster compares himself to both Adam
And Satan.
•”It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn.” This was Victor’s way
Of showing he was very goal oriented and wanted to learn about bringing things back to
• “How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom
With such infinite pains and care I had endeavored to perform?” Victor describes his
Reaction the night his creation comes to life. He is probably the only individual on Earth
Who is surprised that a giant creature made from dead body parts looks hideous?
• “I am alone and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and