Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein ' Essay

833 Words Sep 8th, 2015 4 Pages
As we dive into the classic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley we soon realize that there the way she describes the characters creates a very distinct picture of the humans and the monster. Mary Shelley description of the human and the monster serve to create an image who is the good one and who is the evil one. Although this is controversial because as the novel progresses we see how the characters don’t always follow the norm of their description. Shelley starts the novel describing Victor’s youth, here we get to see the characteristics pretending to typical humans personalities. Victor starts by showing how his father, “came like a protecting spirit to the poor girl” (p.19) his mother. Shelly is describing a very human like characteristic, attending to people’s needs. The poor girl was alone after her father died and his father rescued the girl from poverty and misfortune. Victor then continues on to describing yet another time his father took a poor girl under his wing, Elizabeth. He describes Elizabeth as a, “docile and good tempered, yet gay and playful as a summer insect” (p.20). We get a clear picture of who surrounded Victor. It was always people who were very honorable especially his father who seems as a very kind hearted person. This are all typical human characteristics one expects to find in oneself. They are almost innate behavior that governs humanity. These characteristics make humans good people because we care for one another. Furthermore as good humans…

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