Gcse Coursework:Frankenstein:How Does Mary Shelley Manipulate Your Responce To The Characters Of Frankenstein And His Monster As The Story Develops?:For This I Got A Grade A/A*

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FrankensteinHow does Mary Shelley manipulate you response to the characters of Frankenstein and his monster as the story develops?The opening paragraph sets the scene for the story. It does this from the start when it begins with. 'a dreary night in November.' This creates a sense of winter with connotations of coldness, darkness and a time of death. It's also a classic setting for a horror novel. The word 'dreary' I think is an effective adjective and creates a clear sense of the miserable atmosphere. Another effective line is 'It was already one in the morning' This shows that it is night time which is the time of the supernatural. It also says. 'the rain pattered dismally against the ...view middle of the document...

But he is also a fool because he wouldn't have a clue what the consequences would be of creating a monster and wouldn't know what would happen.In Chapter Twelve the impression I get of the monster is of him being intelligent. I think this because when he was created he had no knowledge of language at all, but quickly picks up words and what they mean just by observing the family. 'I learned and applied the words fire, milk, bread and wood.' He is also compassionate, because he helps the family by collecting fire wood for them. Also when the monster says. 'I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification. Alas! I did not yet entirely know the fatal effects of this miserable deformity.' Show that the monster is insecure, he is also hoping for a better future. 'imagined that they were discussed, until, by my gentle demeanour and conciliating words, I should first win their favour and afterwards their love.' it shows this because he wants to live with the family and wants to be loved therefore having a better life than he does now. My response to the monster has changed, rather than a wretch I now feel sorry for the monster and am more sympathetic towards him. I think this because of a change In narrative standpoint, the monster is narrating instead of Frankenstein. The language is different in chapter five when describing the monster than in chapter twelve. In chapter five the monster is described as a 'wretch', 'catastrophe' and a 'demoniacal corpse'. which is very negative. But in chapter twelve the language is more positive with words like 'good spirit' and 'wonderful'. I think that Mary Shelley decided to start chapter five 'on a dreary night in November'. Because the winter time is a time for cold and death and this reflects the atmosphere of the scene and a bad time for the monster. She ended chapter twelve in 'the genial warmth of spring'. Because spring is a time of new beginning, hope and optimism for the year to come. This is reflected in the monsters life and is hoping to gain the friendship of the family that he has been watching and is probably the happiest time in the monster's life.Winter is a negative time for the monster because the family he has been watching, helping and hoping to eventually gain friendship from have rejected him. All of his hopes are dashed. As a consequence instead of the love he was longing to feel, he experiences hatred and violence instead. At this point of the story I feel sympathy for the monster and am quite angry to society's reaction he is judged by his appearance rather than his personality. I can understand why Felix reacts how he does lets just look from his point of view. He walks into the house and sees a huge man at his father's knees and instinctively feels that his father is being threatened and in grave danger. So it was just natural to protect him.In Chapter Sixteen the monster's behaviour changes quite a bit. At the start of the chapter the monster is angry after...

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