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Ireland 1 Dylan Ireland Mr. Talley AP English Frankenstein Frankenstein was a pioneer in the field of literature for 19 th century English readers because it succeeded in shedding some light on the new age, both in the physical world and in the literary world. In terms of the physical world, the book written by Mary Shelley would act as a liaison between the booming advances of technology and the common people who had a rudimentary grasp on these brand new forms of innovation. Although the book isn’t the first account of gothic literature, it would expand upon the concept as Shelley mixed elements of both gothic and romantic novels into her own unique tale. Gothic literature can be categorized as such when a story blends elements of: horror, gloom, fear, mystery, and even love and heartbreak. Frankenstein begins with an English adventurer named Robert Walton who was on an expedition top the North Pole. This was Walton’s greatest dream to achieve and he along with his sea crew began the journey to reach it. During the voyage he began to write to write letters to his sister in which he speaks of the successes of his trip and how he is holding up. As they continue the voyage, Walton and his crew notice a lone man riding the icy terrain by dogsled and he seems to be barely clinging to life. Taken on board the ship, it takes some time for the new passenger to recover from the cold but when he does, he is reluctant to reveal the tale on how he got there. Desperate to gain a companion, Walton tries to get the man to open up and eventually he does, as the man also sought companionship with another. The man revealed himself to be Victor Frankenstein, the main character as well as the story’s namesake finally decided to tell his story. Born in wealth and status, victor Frankenstein was the eldest child of Swiss nobility Alphonse and Caroline Frankenstein and was adored by them. Although his childhood was rather short, his parents showered him with gifts and attention. The Frankenstein’s were shining beacons of hope and represented the greatest qualities of a human being. Alphonse treated his family with all the love he could muster and was only happy when he
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Ireland 2 could provide for them in every regard. Falling in love with victor’s mother, he saw the care and compassion in Caroline. Caroline like her husband was the epitome of selflessness as she would always visit the local countryside and assist the poor in anyway possible. They were even kind enough to invite another child into their homestead and treated her as their own flesh and blood. Orphaned very young,
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