Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

An outsider is someone who is not a member of a particular circle or

group of people He/She is isolated (separated) from other people and

regarded as being different such as people looking, dressing, acting

or talk differently. Outsiders have always been around and always will

exist! Because society (i.e. - those who are not outsiders) like

someone to pick on to make themselves feel better or superior.

Outsiders are treated in various ways, sometimes people pity them but

they are usually rejected by other people.

Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein tells the story of a young Swiss

student, Victor Frankenstein, who discovers the secret of animating

lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates a monster that

valves revenge his creator (Victor Frankenstein) after being rejected

from society. The novel fitted into the gothic novel, these novels

were full of exaggerated horrors and when written between the late 18th

and 19th century. This was also the time of romantic movements dealt

with powerful feelings, nature and the idea of new beginnings and

great possibilities. In England there had been great scientific

discoveries especially electricity, these had lead to the industrial

revolution. This revolution threatened people because they thought

that machines were more powerful than they were.

Shelley was born in 1797 she was the daughter of a well known writer,

Mary Wollstonecraft who died while giving birth to Shelley. As a young

woman, Shelley was close friends with writers and poets including

Perry Bysshe, Shelley and Lord Bryran who challenged her to write a

story, her gothic horror novel, Frankenstein was the result of of this

challenge it's narrated by a captai...

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Frankenstein dies, exhausted. The captain finds the creation in o

cabin with the body of his creator.

The scene where Captain Walton talks to the creation and it is a very

moving and powerful one. First, Captain Walton's reaction on first

seeing the creation is quit extreme, he says "never did I behold a

vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling

hideousness. There was something so scaring and unearthly in his

ugliness". The most moving thing of all is the way the creation talks

to the Captain about himself, he revels his life in a complex was all

his misery, hurt and ambitions........

To conclude in Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein", Victor

Frankenstein has created the ultimate out cast. The unfortunate

creation was rejected by his creator, victor, and by all who saw him

and so he lived a miserable existence of an out cast.

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