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Compare how conflict is presented between Victor and the monster in Chapter 10 of Frankenstein with how conflict is presented between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth in Act 2 Scene 2. The main conflict in chapter 10 in Frankenstein is that the monster feels betrayed by Victor because his creator, the one who is supposed to love and look after him completely abandons him. The monster doesn’t want to be alone any more he wants a companion. The monster says “they spurn and hate me.” This quote proves that his creator Victor thinks that the monster is some beast rather than his own offspring.   In Macbeth act 2, scene 2 the conflict is between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. They argue about who will kill King Duncan. This involves Lady Macbeth emotionally blackmailing him into killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth calls Macbeth a coward for not doing everything she asked him to do. As the scenes go on we see that Lady Macbeth did not see the consequences of her actions. A key quote to represent this is when she says “Out, damned spot; out I say........”   This is showing us that she did not realise what effect it would have on her life. Firstly, Shelley presents conflict before the monsters arrives. To present this she uses psychological landscaping. So in chapter 10 she uses psychological landscaping to show the conflict within Victor.   For example “shattered pines” this reflects his broken spirits for what he has done, rain ahead of him foreshadows that there is danger ahead, precipitous path this is a sign of Victor fearing of the monster coming. Also in chapter 10 Shelley creates conflict by the monsters entrance.   Before Victor even meets the monster on the mountain, Shelley shows us how Victor feels towards the monster. Therefore, Shelley has already created conflict and so the reader instantly expects that there will be conflict between the monster and Victor. In chapter 10 we see Victor ‘trembling with rage and horror.’ Shelley is showing us that Victor is so angry with....
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