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  • Critics
    • Fragmented structure of the concentric circle narrative mimics the awkward stitching together of the creature
  • "Like Frankenstein's monster, the novel itself is a representation of human life which exceeds the dimensions of any one individual" Mary A. Favret: Romantic Correspondence (2005)
    • Fragmented structure of the concentric circle narrative mimics the awkward stitching together of the creature
  • "by naming her novel 'hideous progeny' Shelley has begged readers to see her alliance with Victor Frankenstein,who is also terrified by his 'odious handiwork'" Susan Sniader Lanser: Women Writers and Narrative Voice (1992)
    • Embedded narrative/concentric circle
      • Critics
        • "Frankenstein makes this unreasonable, but perhaps inescapable demand" Mary A. Favret: Romantic Correspondence (2005)
      • Mary Shelley's voice
        • "Is the whole story only a drama of Mary Shelley's adolescent mind, the dreamwork fabricated by a troubled girl? The text offers no clear answer" Mary a. Favret Romantic Correspondence (2005)
          • Mary Shelley's voice
          • "The text itself tangles the story line...Because of a triple narrative (walton's, Victor's, the monster's) and an elaborate series of parallel personalities and events, we wonder just whose story we are hearing." Mary A. Favret romantic Correspondence (2005)
            • Embedded narrative/concentric circle
              • "Frankenstein makes this unreasonable, but perhaps inescapable demand" Mary A. Favret: Romantic Correspondence (2005)
          • "Within the text, the various narrators slide from their won stories into the histories of others, and with each movement we are asked to extend our 'willing suspension of belief'" Mary A. Favret: Romantic correspondence (2005)
            • "Shelley, the devotee striving for acceptability,likewise ends up with a wholly original novel" Susan Sniader Lanser: Women writers and Narrative Voice (1992)
              • "Resembling chinese boxes" Michael Gamer: the Cambridge Companion to the gothic (ed. J Hogle)
                • A common theme in the criticisms is that the unknown narrative makes the story unreliable and unreasonable

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