The Villain In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein was written in 1818, in a setting of a dark cloudy scenery. A scientist, Victor Frankenstein, gathered body parts to create a new living being, that ended up turning into a monster. The creature murdered Victor’s son and quickly became a villain and gave the novel a spooky theme. Mary Shelley’s novel falls in the gothic genre due to qualifications such as it’s horrifying events, supernatural manifestation, and it features a passion filled villain. The novel contains many horrifying events, the first being the creature’s outrage of Victor’s abandonment. The monster seeked his revenge for Victor through murdering his son, William. Justine was then framed for William’s death by the creature and was killed even though Victor knew …show more content…
Victor’s experiment was built with body parts of the deceased, that he managed to steal away from the grave yard. This element was the beginning of giving the novel a creepy vibe. He managed to create something that was intelligent, and able to have sensible feelings and the ability to react to such feelings. Throughout Shelley’s work the creature sought out revenge for Victor by killing all of his creator’s loved ones. The creature is determined to get back at Victor and will do anything to make Victor feel lonely like him. The monster did not stop his grudge of anger and hate until Victor was completely miserable without the one’s he cherished most. Every aspect of the creature gave the novel a supernatural theme. It was an odd thing for a scientist to use body parts of other dead humans in order to build something that was capable of killing a sum of other people all based upon his own outrage. The term it was given, creature, also gives a great hint that since it was not human, but had human like qualities that it was a supernatural …show more content…
Mary Shelley was able to capture a new found theme using a monster that was man made and very capable of harming others. Shelley also did something very rare, by also making the novel have romantic aspects, however they seemed to be overpowered by the dark themes presented throughout the entire story. Shelley captured a horrifying scenery filled with multiple homicides caused by a passion filled villain. The novel perfectly fits the genre of gothic literature, because of it’s daunting events, supernatural activity, and the presence of

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