Pet Sematary And Frankenstein Analysis

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Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary pays reverence to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, encompassing and challenging elements from its characters, its plot, and the dissertations addressed in the novel. Pet Sematary is a huge interpretation of Frankenstein because how closely the characters relate, the countless similar imagery in each novel, and how each novel gives the aspect of cheating life. I plan to analyze from a comparative perspective just how much the novels parallel in storyline, characterization and intertexuality.
Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and Stephen King’s Pet Sematary firstly compare in the matter of each novels main characters. Louis Creed is a decent father and loving husband to who is wife who made selfish, stupid and rash decisions
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For example Louis Creed’s vision of his recently departed patient Victor Pasco standing beside him is very similar to Victor Frankenstein’s first encounter with the creature he created. For example in Pet Sematary King states, “Then the moon sailed out from behind a cloud, flooding the room with cold white light, and he saw Victor Pascow standing in the doorway. The crash had been Victor Pascow throwing open the door. He stood there with his head grotesquely bashed in behind the left temple. The blood had dried on his face in maroon stripes like Indian war paint. His collarbone jutted whitely. He was grinning” (King 89). This explains how Louis Creed had a vision of Victor Pascow and somewhat gives readers a feeling that he feels very guilty which compares to Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein. In chapter five of Frankenstein we get a very similar scene but instead with Victor Frankenstein and his creature which states, “I started from my sleep with horror; a cold dew covered my forehead, my teeth chattered, and every limb became convulsed: when, by the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window shutters, I beheld the wretch – the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtain of the bed; and his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks” (Shelly 59). Victor is not only feeling guilty but quite terrified when he finishes creating the monster. Victor Frankenstein’s scene with the monster standing over his bed and Louis Creed’s vision of Victor Pascow standing in the doorway makes each character realize that there is destruction and chaos waiting for
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