Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley Essay

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The later decades of the 18th Century gave way to many new ideas not before seen by the likes of society. It was a time full of literature, science, experimentation, and knowledge. It was within these disciplines that electricity shone, it was at the forefront of all major works, with electrical experimentation becoming the most strongly analysed, and written about theories along with, investigations into the states of life and death. One work that highlighted upon all of these uprising ideas and focused on life, death, science and experimentation involving electrical currents was Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley in 1818, is written in epistolary form, and told from the perspectives of three separate narrators. Frankenstein is made up of three volumes, one volume for each perspective. Shelley’s novel follows Victor Frankenstein 's triumph as he reanimates a dead body, and then continues on to exam his guilt for creating such a thing. Shelley Monster realizes how he came to be alive and is then rejected by mankind, he seeks revenge on his creator 's family to avenge his own sorrow. Shelley set each volume up so as it would rhythmically flow onto the next, therefore shaping each perspective and story through the previous ones, for example Robert Walton 's letters to his sister frame the story that Victor Frankenstein tells to Walton, and Frankenstein 's story surrounds the story that the monster tells, which then in turn…

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