The Character of Victor Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Essay

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The Character of Victor Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Look at the significance of chapter five to the novel as a whole.

Focus on the relevance and effect of writer’s use of language to

describe setting, character and what it shows about social and

historical influences.

Looking at face value, Frankenstein is about a man called Victor

Frankenstein, who creates a monster out of
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A warning to say: do not mess with the powers of nature. Or

maybe it was to warning to caution the dangers of obsession.

Frankenstein was exceedingly lonely, all he wanted was a friend, and

even taught himself to read and write so he could communicate with

people and be accepted. This novel could warn about loneliness and

isolation, and also prejudice and discrimination.

Mary shelly may have written this novel based on something that

affected her in her life, for example: Mary Shelly's mother died-

maybe she thinks, or wants, there to be a way to bring the dead back

to life, and Frankenstein’s loneliness could reflect Mary Shelly's

loneliness after losing her own mother. Mary Shelly’s mother was also

a feminist; a certain amount of femininity is taken away in this

novel. In the 19th century women’s main role in society was to have

babies, look after them, and make sure dinner is on the table. Without

women, we cannot have children, and the whole worlds population would

crash. The fact Victor Frankenstein can create life means there is no

need for women, it takes away women’s roles completely.

Mary shelly didn’t put her name on the book for 13 years after it was

published, this is because women were thought of less highly and she

thought no one would read it. More
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