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Analyse the creation scene from Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and compare it to Kenneth Branaghs 1994 film version of the same One of the key themes in Mary Shelleys Frankenstein is human arrogance Frankensteins curiosity leads him to play the role of God In a way Frankenstein is responsible for the monster and has ultimately become a father figure to the monster Frankenstein abandoning the monster leads up to it turning evil and looking for revenge Therefore parenting is another theme in the novel The nature of beauty is another theme Frankenstein abandons the monster because he did not turn out as good looking as he had intended The best features were chosen to make Frankensteins monster but ironically the monster turned out ugly The creation scene is presented in a typically Gothic way and Shelly exploits the gothic traditions that had already to some extent been established in 1818 Her setting is classic of the genre as her setting is very hellish The candles coffins and dreary night are commonly used for this genre Her use of archaic language gives us the classic gothic feeling Language like demonical corpse convulsed grave-worms The archaic language is also a good use of graphic imagery which again is classically used in this type of genre Shelley also uses hyperbolic language She seems to over exaggerate a lot of things in this scene For example she uses repetition and exclamation marks to show how shocked Frankenstein was when he first saw the monster beautiful Beautiful - Great God The capital letters also show us the shock Frankenstein is over reacting Shelley uses false collocations to contrast evil and good Words that would not normally go together are put together Horror and disgust filled my heart Usually the phrase is hope and joy filled my heart but Shelley is playing with the words to juxtapose joy and horror The heart is used symbolically It symbolises
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