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I need to reveal conflict and the use of forshadowing in the writing of a letter as...
I need to reveal conflict and the use of forshadowing in the writing of a letter as Victor (from Frankenstein) explaining the experiences he has encountered from creating a monster. How do I do this, or what can I focus upon?
Man Vs Man, Man Vs Society, Man Vs Technology ....
As I write a letter, I am also trying to reveal important information about the conflicts and use of foreshawdowing in the novel. Thank you so much for all your help!
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In order to write a letter from Victor's standpoint (as taken from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein), one needs to address his feelings prior to the monster opening his yellow eyes to the fleeing of Victor from his flat. Victor, obsessed with reanimation, openly shares his feelings regarding the possible creation of a new life.
But my imagination was too much exalted by my first success to permit me to doubt of my ability to give life to an animal as complex and wonderful as man... A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs.
Soon after the monster opens his eyes, Victor's feelings change dramatically.
How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form?
Therefore, a letter written by Victor would address his unfortunate mistake in creating life. That said, one would also need to determine who the letter would be addressed to given Victor's fear that his abomination would be discovered and he would be named as its creator.
The letter would need to address Victor's personal conflict (man verses self). After all of his hard work, Victor is overly aware of his catastrophic error. The letter would need to address his feelings regarding these emotions. Most assuredly, Victor would denote his frustration at not creating the beautiful child he so desired. Not only that, Victor is very aware that he allowed his own health to deteriorate during his experiments and obsession over the reanimation of life.
The letter would also need to address his feelings after finding out about the murder of William. It is not until the murder of William that Victor realizes what he has released upon society (man verses man). Outside of that, Victor is also very aware of his dreams. One could notate the dream of him holding Elizabeth and her turning into his deceased mother, Caroline. He could question what this dream may mean (foreshadowing).
Posted by literaturenerd on June 22, 2012 at 7:59 PM (Answer #1)
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