Comparison Of Monster In Frankenstein

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In the Novel Frankenstein by Mary shelly, the novel jumps between the two narrative perspectives of “monster” and creator. By jumping from two different perspectives throughout the novel we are able to understand the thoughts and feelings of each character in a new way. Reading through different perspectives, allows the story to have greater depth and meaning. Each perspective brings a new dimension to the novel that makes for a more complex story. Furthermore, the perspectives allow for the two characters to be compared and contrasted throughout the entirety of the novel. When reading from Victor’s point of view, we can see how he feels about the monster. “How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form? His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips.” (Chapter 5) Being that he created something hideous and evil, when in reality he was only trying to invent something great for mankind. While reading through the monster’s point of view we can understand a deep
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