Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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“Who is the true antagonist” is a question that a reader may mull upon during the reading of certain novels. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the main character, Victor Frankenstein, although thought to be a victim, is in fact the villain of the novel Frankenstein. The plot of the novel consists of Victor Frankenstein causing tragedies and deaths as a result of his irresponsibility and yearning for fame. Victor also creates an antagonizing creature that has absolutely no knowledge of the basic ways of life and leaves him companionless. This, ultimately, catalyzes the monster’s hard, corrupt life. Mary Shelley was a great novelist and writer of her time. Her most famous piece, Frankenstein, also known as the Modern Prometheus, is a gothic horror that displays Shelley’s unique and dark writing style. Perhaps her life experiences, such as the death of her mother at the tender age of 11 or the illness she suffered from that led to her death, caused her to have such a gloomy outlook on life that influenced her writings. Shelley’s writing style in Frankenstein is used to set the stage to present the purposes. One of the purposes that are displayed by Shelley’s particular writing style is the romanticizing of nature. This viewpoint is forced to be admired and spotlighted in human interactions as an example of a greater and bigger truth. “The immense mountains and precipices that overhung me on every side, the sound of the river raging among the rocks, and the dashing of the
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