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Question: How does Shelley present the character of Frankenstein in pages 15-57?

Answer: Mary Shelley develops the character of Victor Frankenstein greatly within the pages 15-57 in order to create a stronger perception for the reader of the character Frankenstein and the differing portrayal of him by Walton. It is evident that Shelley attempts to present Frankenstein as an ambitious, studious young man who is begins to come devoted to science and his studies, choosing them over his family life of which he was so devoted to before his ambition became significant and became the most important thing in his life.

A critical portrayal of Frankenstein is that he has a compelling ambitious nature which drives him to an obsession of science. Shelley conveys this ambition through Frankenstein’s desire for knowledge. Frankenstein wants to discover knowledge surrounding the ideologies of scientific advancements during the time, and with the help of his chemistry professor ‘Wald...(short extract)

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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 990
  • Date submitted: November 17, 2019
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8760

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