Use of Language in Frankenstein

Use of Language in Frankenstein
How does Mary shelly use of language in chapters 1 and 5 show the
contrast in the atmosphere and Victor Frankenstein?s behaviour.

Question: How does Mary shelly use of language in chapters 1 and 5
show the contrast in the atmosphere and Victor Frankenstein?s
behaviour.Frankenstein was written in 1818 by a young lady called Mary Shelly.
Shelly had never had any school education but her farther taught her
at home. When Shelly was 19 she completed her novel Frankenstein. The
book Frankenstein was published in 1818. Shelly got the idea whilst
she was in Lake Geneva, when she was challenged by Lord Byron to write
a horror story. The story Frankenstein was based on scientific
development that was being introduced at the time. The genre of the
story is gothic horror. The book is like Dr Jekle and Mr Hyde and
Dracula.

In Frankenstein Mary Shelly used different types of language to show
how Victor changes between chapters one and five. One way shelly does
this is by changing the atmosphere of the chapters. In chapter one
Victor describes his surroundings as being very positive for example
he says its happy and hopeful.

Chapter one gives me information about Victors life before his
emotions and his obsession for the monster take over. In chapter one
victor is very happy we know this because he speaks lovingly of his
parents and speaks to Elizabeth with high emotions for example he
calls her his promised gift.

In chapter five he describes the weather as being dark, gloomy and
cold e.g. it was a dreary night in November that I had behold my
toils. The surroundings in the beginning of chapter five to Victor are
very relieved to have created his monster. Chapter five is very dark
because its in November this makes the atmosphere a lot better. The
difference between the weather and surroundings in chapter one and
five is chapter 1 is very cheerful and full of life and chapter five
is very dark and evil. This shows the contrast between the two scenes.

In paragraph two Shelly plays with Victors reactions to the monster
e.g. I had selected his features beautifully and beautiful great god!.
Shelly achieves a feeling of horror by putting in the detail of the
monster e.g. yellow skin scarcely covering the muscles. In paragraph
three Shelly tells the reader that victors dreams had become a
nightmare because Victor says all of his regrets and says nothing
positive about the creation of the monster, this means he hated the
monster and would not nurture it. In paragraphs four, five, six and
seven shelly describes victor as a nervous wreck. Victor is becoming
ill and he was really down. Victor says he has created a monster and
later on he finds out that his mother has passed away. All that keeps
going through Victors mind is about the monster. In paragraphs eight
and nine victor meets Henry Clerval this makes Victor think of his
childhood, elizabeth and his father. This made Victor forget the
horror and misfortune. In paragraph thirteen Shelly shows how Victor
feels by writing words that are scary. When Victor arrives back at his
apartment with Cleval he goes to his room. Victor feels all agitated
and finally plucks up enough courage to push back the door. To Victors
relief the monster has gone.

Later on in the story victor becomes ill because of a fever, Elizabeth
takes care of him and he eventually recovers.

Mary Shelly is very clever in the way that she wrote the story
Frankenstein because she use a lot of different language this causes
her to get the right effect in chapter one and five. Shelly has also
placed images in the right places these can cause tension and gives
the reader an idea of what is happening.

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