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THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON So you plant your own garden and decorate Your own soul instead of waiting For someone to bring you flowers Unknown poet The short story Transformation by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is a confession of a man who experiences supernatural adventure that completely changes his personality One of the most important themes of the story is the struggle of good and evil in a soul of a person This theme is topical at all times Every person has his own sins and he is able to estimate them only if he manages to take a detached view of himself Happiness of a person depends on weather he is able to fight against dark side of his soul or not Love and selfless feelings help him in this fight To convey this theme successfully the author uses the concept of doppelganger It helps her to develop the character of Guido the narrator and to divide his good and bad features She stresses the importance of what the character sees through his own eyes how he perceives himself and others around him In the beginning of the story the narrator characterizes himself as an extremely selfish elate careless person who is not able to control his wild emotions and passions He looses his fathers money only because of that More than that he is not able to keep the most important person of his life his innocent and fragile bride Juliet Unfortunately at the moment the narrator does not understand all his mistakes and just continues his wasteful life Only at the edge of his life when he is sure that he will die in a while I shall soon die here on these lonely sands and the limbs he covets will be mine no more he meets this ugly malignant dwarf and finally realizes all his mistakes The dwarf actually forces him to find the way out he
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