NARRATIVE STRUCTURE IN FRANKENSTEIN

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  • Narrative structure
    • Walton could be an unreliable narrator as he is trying to impress his sister
      • LABOVS THEORY- Walton could have used it in recounted the story's to make them seem more factual, decreasing them validity.
      • The amount walton writes is down to his circumstance- does he have time to go into detail so does he just record the exciting bits?
    • Epistolary novel with multi- narrators which are layered on top of each other
    • Walton is regurgitating a story- hence he may be withholding information or misinterpreting it
      • We are presented with a lot of biased views through narration
        • Do we side with Victor or the monster?
          • Does Walton choose to tell the story in a way that makes us side with Victor?
  • We are presented with a lot of biased views through narration
    • Do we side with Victor or the monster?
      • Does Walton choose to tell the story in a way that makes us side with Victor?

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