Structure, Form and Language

HideShow resource information

Framed and embeddied narrative

The complex narrative structure involves a series of interrelated and interconnected tales within tales  [Robert Walton] [Victor Frankenstein] [Monster] Victor Frankenstein] Robert Walton].

1 of 6

Gothic

Originating as the shadow side of the 18th century enlightenment,gothic focused on the irrartional and supernatural, on everything suppressed to ensure social and psychic ability.

2 of 6

Gothic

Originating as the shadow side of the 18th century enlightenment,gothic focused on the irrartional and supernatural, on everything suppressed to ensure social and psychic ability.

3 of 6

The Godlike Science

The monster experiences both the power of language and the breakdown of that power when faced with a society that tends to judge on appearances

4 of 6

The Unspeakable

Characters repeated assert their inability to express feelings in language. A traditional feature of Gothic , this suggests the inadequacy of language for capturing inner experience.

5 of 6

Motifs

One of the key motifs linked to the monster is the moon, associated with change and the emergence of another self. The moif of the double is also central to the novel.

6 of 6

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all Frankenstein resources »