Essay about The Narrative Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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Reading is active attempt to try and figure what lies between two covers of a book. When a reader reads a story and the novel is told a from a first person point of view they are able to understand that character. The reader gets an understanding of how this character is feeling and maybe even form ideas about why the character may feel this particular way. Evil, determined, isolated- these are a few words to describe some characters in this story. In the narrative, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the novel`s shift in narrative that has an sympathetic effect on the reader when incorporating the different character viewpoints while using a reader response approach.

First, Robert Walton explains the circumstances of his life, and introduces the audience to Victor’s life story. Walton writes to his sister, Margaret Saville, Walton explains how he is surrounded by many physical beings, yet he still feels alone. Walton states to his sister, “I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.” (Letter 2, Shelley) As a person reads these letters in the novel, one can contemplate having compassion for Walton. Robert has now have reached Archangel and he finds himself friendless. Even though he is continuously working to get the ship and the crew ready. He wants a companion. He wants someone to pass time with. He wants some kind…

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