Monday, March 25, 2013

March Literature Analysis

1. The story starts off with a man travelling on the Pacific Ocean and meets a man. This man, Victor Frankenstein, shares his story with the man and starts off by telling him about his childhood, Elizabeth, and then his interest in science. He soon then learns how to create a living being. He regrets this when he sees that the creature is hideous and a monstrosity. He ends up running away and is haunted by his creation. The monster ends up killing Victor's brother. The monster and Victor end up meeting each other and exchanging their sides of the story. The monster is actually a benign creature, and soon becomes fluent in English and literate. He ends up finding a note left behind by Victor describing Victor's disgust and contempt he has for the monster. He asks for a mate and then to be left alone. Victor complies, but still can't stand the  monster and ends up destroying the monster's mate, causing the monster to seek out revenge. On Victor's wedding day, the monster kills Victor's wife, which in turn makes Victor seek out revenge. Victor eventually dies on his trip, several days after telling this story and Frankenstein ends up crying because of the death of his creator.

2. One of the themes for this story is the danger of knowledge and the pursuit of knowledge. Knowledge is power, but with that power comes responsibility. Victor's pursuit of knowledge led him to the creation Frankenstein, and that creation turned out to be his downfall

3. Since this book was a horror story, the story obviously had a dark and serious tone to it. This was perfect to help set the mood for the whole book.

4. Ten literary elements:
1. Setting
2. Personification
3.Stream of Consciousness
4. Situational Irony
5. Point of View
6.  Juxtaposition
7. Simile
8. Foil
9. Prologue
10.Direct characterization

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