Dr. Frankenstein is the Real Monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

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“With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs,” writes Mary Shelley, describing the moment in which Victor Frankenstein fully identifies his creation. He realizes that this monster could ruin both his life and the lives of many more people. Shortly after this realization, the creator rushes out of the room. What to do now that this creature is…show more content…
Weeks later Mary began to write her short horror story in to a fully written novel not to her knowing what her novel would arise to, becoming one of the most well known horror novels of all time. After reading chapter 4 of ‘Frankenstein’ I have noticed that Mary’s use of language is that of someone (this someone being Dr. Frankenstein) telling someone else there story, discussing what has happened to this person in chronological order and describing what has happened to his life. Mary Shelley uses a good sentence structure, this being a flowing type, meaning that she uses many commas instead of full stops, making the sentences last longer making short and snappy phrases and making you keep reading just to get to the end of the sentence. Other literary devices that Mary Shelley uses to make a good horror effect are things like metaphors and similes making you read more into the text, to get a clear understanding of the novel, for example; ‘Darkness had no effect upon my fancy; and a churchyard was to me merely the receptacle of bodies deprived of life, which, from being the seat of beauty and strength, had become food for the worm’. This is a metaphor because there is no such thing as a ‘seat of beauty and strength’, this phrases has been used as a comparison of life. In chapter five, Dr.
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