Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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Extended Response (Q2) - Frankenstein By Mary Shelley Rachel .Corrie

The perspective, from which a story is told, causes an influential response from readers to certain issues, characters and conflicts that are found in literary texts. Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, Frankenstein, was published in 1818 and tells the story of a scientist known as Victor Frankenstein who reanimates life in an unethical science experiment. In this novel Walton, Victor and the creature tell their side of the story, through which Mary Shelley uses the effect of a frame narrative so that it provides readers with extensive information about characters such as their intentions, emotions, and thoughts, which allows for each reader to create a unique and individual response to the novel.

Robert Walton is an indirect narrator of the story, he tells Victor Frankenstein 's story through letters to his sister, Margaret Saville. Through the letters, Walton is able to tell Frankenstein’s story about his creation, although the letters are written from Walton about Frankenstein it shows the personal connection between the two characters. When Walton first meets Frankenstein, readers can see why he wants to share the legacy of Frankenstein as he describes him to be gentle wise, intelligent, and that Walton is “happy to have possessed as the brother of his heart”. By placing these letters, in the beginning of the story, it becomes intriguing and exciting for readers as they explore the story
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