Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein ' Essay

1711 Words Apr 1st, 2016 7 Pages
In the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the main character Victor Frankenstein is a scientist, who initially has a lovely family in Geneva, Switzerland. His parents adopted an organ girl, Elizabeth, to be his future wife. Another girl named Justine is a close friend of Elizabeth and Victor because Justine’s mother treated Justine badly, so their mother took care of her by providing her education and later develops a great attachment for her. Clerval is Victor’s childhood friend, who later stays with him in Ingolstadt to help him restore to health. However, Elizabeth and Clerval both has a really different personality and perspective from Victor. They are more romantic and poetic. Victor on the other hand studies in the field of natural philosophy and later moves to Ingolstadt to further pursue his education. The two years in the college, he intends to reanimate a monster from the assemblance of different parts of corpse collected from the grave. The creature later comes to life, this is when his misfortune then begins. Through the use of the figurative language, Shelley demonstrates how guilt is created when one does not take responsibility for his or her action and regret cannot change the consequences of the death of the loved ones.
Frankenstein feels guilty for the death of his friends and family because he laments for not taking the responsibility for his mistake after creating the monster. At this point of the story, Victor receives the message that his brother is…

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