Frankenstein Critique

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As Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, she poured much time into portraying her characters and making them believable and life-like. Her scenes are painted with beautiful, descriptive words that are colored with vivid emotions and applicable morals. Her life experiences were strategically placed in her writing to convey a sense of reality and completion of plots and subplots. Her experience with failed love ties in with the emotion that she expresses the loneliness of Frankenstein’s creation. She develops her characters with passion and enhanced style. Shelley does a very interesting job of developing her characters throughout Frankenstein. The way that she uncovers and develops the monster is done very well. It's very fascinating how she introduces the monster briefly, then goes on and shows Frankensteins entire side of the story before she brings the monster back and shares his story. His story is well written and easily imaginable. The transition from Frankenstein's point of view to the monster's point of view was done very well, also. On Frankenstein's portion of the book, though, Shelley has a lot of lamentations on insignificant minutiae. It really slows down the book and makes it a bit harder to read. Shelley really makes you feel what's going on in the book with the sensory words she uses to describe. Her use of sensory words and descriptive scenes paint pictures in your head at you read. Her vast vocabulary help paint a picture. Her use of stimulating words is really nice to read. “I saw—with shut eyes, but acute mental vision—I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion. Frightful must it be, for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavor to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world.” When read, it sends a reader...
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