Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and the Parallels between Victor Frankenstein and his Monster


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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the Parallels between Victor Frankenstein and His Monster
Mary Shelley writes “I considered the being whom I had cast among mankind, and endowed with the will and power to effect purposes of horror, such as the deed which he had now done, nearly in the light of my own vampire, my own spirit let loose from the grave, and forced to destroy all that was dear to me.” This is an example of how the monster is intrinsically connected to his creator, Victor Frankenstein. Showing these connections in the form of doublings, links and contrasts makes the connections between the two stronger, and draws bigger themes and conclusions from the book. In a variety of was and through their histories, both the monster and...
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.....far different from each other in these ways, but their similarities make their differences far more poignant, and vice versa. All the elements of these characters make them hugely rich and unforgettable.
Mary Shelley’s Frnakenstein is an unforgettable novel. It is rich and classic in many aspects, but most notable is the special relationship between Frnakenstein and his monster. Both are very alike, and Shelley uses doubling to show their likeness. At the same time, the links between the two make them connected to each other in a meaningful way, and a way that they cannot leave each other and have a hugely close relationship. Finally, they are also juxtaposed to show that they are both part of a whole, and personify the dichotomies of life.