Book Report On Frankenstein

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The book Frankenstein by Mary Shelly really uses effects of sorrow and grief that make the book quite depressing. It appears to me that these two elements are used together as part of a bigger whole in producing a constant atmosphere of dark ironic gloom in the book. Through many different ways this dark irony is not only imposed on the main character, but it is also somewhat imposed on his hideous creation. While the monster does seem to be the greater cause of most of Victor Frankenstein's problems it is clearly seen that the monster is purely a bi-product of Frankenstein's madness and thirst for knowledge which had passed the line of normal scientific study.

A few examples of this type can be clearly seen throughout the book. For instance in the introduction one can clearly see that early in his life Victor Frankenstein is quite interested in the science of things and how things work but in his later years his curiosity seems to get the best of him.

As Victor is let loose into the world of higher education he begins to see that science can be used to solve and unravel almost any problem. With this attitude there is nothing left to stop him from creating his own prison, meaning using science to cross the boundary between reality and the questionable supernatural. After Victor is done with his creation he looks at what he has created and becomes horrified with its form and complexion, he learns that field he took so much pride and joy in is now tainted by his hands. The monster soon becomes enraged with the world for alienating him due to his grotesque appearance. Frankenstein's monsters soon lets loose his uncanny fury on most of Victor's family and friends, including his adopted...