Mary Shelley 's Use Of Point Of View

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Michael Ginyard Mrs. Joyner English IV Honors 17 December 2015 Mary Shelley’s Use of Point of View Mary Shelley uses point of view in Frankenstein to naturally develop her reader’s opinions and feelings in regards to her characters. Shelley forms her own Chinese Box structure along with a frame narrative stirred together to give the nature of stories within stories in a completely unique way ("Narrative Technique in Frankenstein"). When Shelley’s readers interpret Frankenstein, they tend to have mixed feelings when viewing the Creature and Victor Frankenstein. They have to decide who has evil attributes; the Monster for killing other humans, or Victor Frankenstein for creating the monster and then abandoning it. Throughout the story, the reader tends to battle with their emotions of sympathy towards each of the main roles within the story. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses her unique way of writing to fully mature her readers’ feelings on deciding the wicked character, Victor Frankenstein or the Monster. Using the contrasting narrations of Victor Frankenstein, the Monster, and Robert Walton, Mary Shelley displays opinionated and un-opinionated feelings towards the main roles in the story. Through Victor’s eyes, the reader may see the Monster as some corrupt, completely evil fiend. In the Creature’s views, his reasons behind being corrupt overtime becomes justified. Robert Walton, coming from an outer standpoint, understands the perspectives in an impartial, neutral way
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