Frankenstein paper - Nate McKnight English 191 section 50...

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Nate McKnight English 191 section 50 The monster in Shelly’s Frankenstein does not initially intend to kill William, but William’s death is no accident. The monster speaks of the murder without any regret or remorse. The validity of his narration suggests further with the language he uses while speaking to Victor. As previously stated, the monster initially has no intentions of killing William. In fact, he tells Victor he saw a ‘beautiful child’ and has an idea to take the boy and keep him as an indentured friend. He hopes with the child so young, he will not be frightened by his appearance and he could educate the boy. This clearly brings about no ill-will in the context and it is coming from the monster itself. But the monster then discovers William is a Frankenstein. He tells the boy ‘you then belong to my enemy and goes on with ‘you will be my first victim’. From those two lines it becomes very clear the monster would rather hurt the child, since he is a Frankenstein, than to keep him as a friend. He tells William Victor is one ‘whom I have sworn eternal
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course ENGL 191 taught by Professor Shackelford,laura during the Spring '04 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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