Frankenstein Essay

Frankenstein Essay - ENGL2210 Batten 10/10/08 Midterm Essay...

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ENGL2210 Batten 10/10/08 Midterm Essay Question Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is more closely related to the Romanticism era rather than the Enlightenment time period because it focuses directly on feelings, on isolation and the environment. Frankenstein touches on pathos, which is the emotion feeling in several parts of the novel. The characters are constantly speaking of their emotions and they seem to always be feeling melancholy or sad. For example, Victor goes into a deep depression after Justine is killed and also is constantly worried and upset about where the monster will be next. Victor appears to be in a constant state of anxiety that lasts throughout the entire novel, and it eventually takes a toll on his personality and turns him into a miserable being. The creation’s feelings are also focused in on in the novel. Shelley is very descriptive of how the monster’s feelings change throughout the text beginning with how he did not begin life hating the human race and feeling negatively towards them. The text shows the monster’s gradual change from feeling purely left out to absolute rage
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