The Hero Of The Monster

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Terms Definitions Examples Impact Archetype A very typical example of a certain person or thing “A grin was on the face of the monster; he seemed to jeer as with his fiendish finger he pointed towards the corpse of my wife” (173). This archetype shows the monster for who he really is: a monster. This quote shows the villain archetype because, being the monster that he is, he kills every person Victor Frankenstein ever loved. Being the evil villain, his goal is to destroy Victor’s journey, which he successfully does. Allusion An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference "But it was all a dream; no Eve soothed my sorrows nor shared my thoughts; I was alone. I remembered Adam 's supplication to his Creator. But where was mine?" (127). Using this literary device helps display the true feelings of the monster that Frankenstein created. The monster brings up Eve to show his loneliness and his want for a partner. Also, he is trying remind Victor of his responsibility and to show mercy. Connotation An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning “Elizabeth shrone like a shrine-dedicated lamp in our peaceful home” (19). This sort of positive connotation is often used by Mary Shelley on Elizabeth and Clerval to show the affection she had for them. She uses it here to show the love that Frankenstein has for her. This is also another reason why using first person helps to show the true thoughts of the characters. Denotation The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests “I may die; but first you, my tyrant and tormentor, shall curse the sun that gazes on your misery” (149). Here, th... ... middle of paper ... ...y Shelley throughout Frankenstein serves to show the relationship between Victor and the monster that he had created. This specific quote comes from when Victor is trying to explain that the monster that he had created had become a murderer. It makes it even more realistic by saying that he “endued with life.” This monster would not have existed without Victor. Tone The general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc. Sardonic: “A fiendish rage animate him as he said this; his face was wrinkled into contortions too horrible for human eyes to beyond; but presently he calmed himself and proceeded–“(126). The sardonic tone that Shelley uses shows to be scornful and bitterly sarcastic. Here, the overly-sarcastic tone which is used by Mary Shelley is exemplified. Also, the description of the “contortions” provides for the bitterly sarcastic tone.
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