Narrative Techniques In Frankenstein

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The novel Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley. The idea of the book came to Shelley in 1816 when she was on the shores of Lake Geneva. In the novel she uses a writing technique called “framed narrative.” Over the course of the novel she has three different characters telling the story at various points. At the beginning, Walton is the narrator along with his sister corresponding by talking through the letters. The letters are used to tell the story through another writing technique known as “epistolary form.” Frankenstein is a story about a man who seeks supernatural powers through his ambition. He wants to see his name recognized and adored by humanity so he acts in his own interest in his attempt to reach a God-like level. His primary…show more content…
II, Chapter III the reader hears the Creature’s side of the story eventually. The voice shifts to that of the Creature but the first person narrative continues; he recounts the series of hardships he endures at the hand of man and the original reason for his being. The Creature’s narrative is important because it signals a process of realization for the reader; the reader is able to realize that they, much like Agatha, Safie and Felix, are blinded by a deadly discrimination. From Victor Frankenstein’s hyperbolic descriptions there has derived their only opinion of the creature. They come to sympathize when they see the implications of Frankenstein’s abandonment on the creature, and even justify for his violent actions, which caused the death of Justine, and innocent young…show more content…
Prometheus made men out of clay and then taught them the "arts of civilization". Frankenstein created his monster from scratch just like this. To help mankind Prometheus stole fire from heaven to help mankind, and the chief god of the Titans, Zeus, wanted to destroy Prometheus ' creation. Prometheus is punished by Zeus when he chains him to a rock where an eagle feeds on his liver during the day and each night his liver would grow back. Since he knew a secret, which concerned Zeus’ future, Prometheus was able to bargain for his release. A woman named Pandora was then created by Zeus. Pandora was given a box of evils by Zeus that he knew she would open. The box of evils would plague the rest of the humans who had his
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