Frankenstein and Secret Waiting

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Surrounded by an atmosphere of mystery there is always a secret waiting to be solved. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, hidden laws of nature unfolds as lives are destroyed when knowledge is acquired and understanding is unstoppable. The mystery , the feeling of terror in the reader, and the supernatural elements are the essential ingredients in Frankenstein. Mary Shelley established an atmosphere of mystery in the novel by not giving the readers every single detail of an event or creation. She left space for the readers imagination to fill in the blanks, which creates a more of an impact. "I beheld the wretch—the miserable monster whom I had created…"(pg.43) This passage is an example of the creature being brought to life without the specific details of how. By using this type of method of writing Shelley is able to make light bulbs go off as readers try to make his or her predictions of what is to happen next. The one action that creates a feeling of terror in the reader is the danger of playing God and the consequences of the deficiency of premeditation. Man was never to play God nor created to create man. Exploring into the hidden, unknown, and intervening with the mysterious force of the universe, whether it is good or bad, is considered a cursed life. Throughout the novel a lot of readers might have looked at the creature as a monster; however, Mary Shelley never did refer the creature that Victor Frankenstein created as a monster. Except through the accusations of Frankenstein. This gives the readers an insight and a slight clue as to how Mary Shelley actually perceives the creature.
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