all his time in his apartment, and one night he finally brings a corpse back to life. The monster breaks out of the apartment and runs away, the anxiety of this monster being in public makes Victor become sick, for which he goes into nature to let the natural beauty of the world heal him. A little while later, Victor hears that his brother William has been murdered, he is certain that the creature is responsible for this death. Justine, the family servant, takes the blame for this murder and is consequently executed, making Victor’s creation responsible for two deaths of people very dear to Victor. This causes Victor to become ill again and he goes into the mountains to seek healing once more. Victor finds his creation in the mountains, and the monster tells Victor the story of his life and requests a female companion. He also tells Victor of how he was rejected by the cottagers because of his hideous appearance. Victor agrees to make the monster a companion, but halfway through his second creation he decides to destroy the female creature. When the monster finds out that Victor destroyed his companion he vows to be at Victor’s wedding. Victor goes on to marry Elizabeth, ready to fight back against the monster when he comes to attack him. But the monster decides to kill Elizabeth instead of Victor; the grief of her death causes Victor’s father, Alphonse, to die. After the deaths of Elizabeth and his father, Victor vows to pursue the monster and destroy him. While Victor is hunting the monster down, Walton and his men find him. A few days after finishing telling his story to Walton and his crew, Victor passes away. Then the monster appears and is devastated over the death of his creator, and tells Walton the he is going to the North Pole to die, as life will be more painful than death, and then sails away on a raft into the sea.
Description of the Author’s Style: Mary Shelley uses a frame story, a popular style among Romantic novelists. This name implies that there is an outside story and more stories within it. The purpose of Shelley using a frame story is that it provides the reader with multiple viewpoints and allows for the use of more than one narrator throughout the storyline. The reader is able to have the viewpoints of both Frankenstein and the creature in the novel. Shelley also uses allusion to other stories and authors in her own novel. This proves that she is well versed in other works of literature and makes her story more interesting and believable, since these allusions are to real works of literature. Example that Demonstrates Style and Explanation: Frankenstein is a frame story because of the way Shelley introduces her audience to Walton and then uses Frankenstein telling his story to Walton to bring the reader into the plot of the rest of the story. The first, and perhaps most well known example, of allusion is in a letter that Victor writes to his sister when he says, “…but I shall kill no Albatross.” This is a reference to “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Memorable Quotations Quotation (and Speaker): Significance: 1.
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