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The importance of SETTING in Frankenstein

IOP- English

Akane Iizuka

on 9 March 2011

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Transcript of The importance of SETTING in Frankenstein

'Frankenstein' romanticism The Inner Emotion
The past
Anti-Universalist the SETTING plays significant role in 'Frankenstein' because it brings attention to the plot and character's inner emotion by showing rather than just telling...not just because 'Frankenstein' is a Romanticism novel!!! characteristics: and so... "In one spot you view rugged hills, ruined castles...with the dark Rhine rushing...on the sudden turn...flourishing vineyards with green sloping banks...meandering river...populous towns occupy the scene"
(144) function 1: relfects character's
inner emotion
"the sun had set, and the moon was just rising from the sea…"
(155 Shelley) deepens the understanding of a character's inner emotion The setting builds up the story the importance of setting function 2: influences character's inner emotion "The sea...the vast river of ice...summits hung over its recesses. Their icy and glittering peaks shone in the sunlight over the clouds."
(85) the setting of the Frankenstein well...Shelley uses nature as the setting of the book because nature is part of the characteristics of Romanticism...plus 'Frankenstein' is a Romanticism book...right? NO "The ascent is precipitous...trees lie broken and strewed on the ground...The path, as you ascend higher, ...stones continually roll from above...the slightest sound...produces...destruction upon the head...vast mists..."
(84) function 5: function 3: represents a character's state function 4: foreshadows the story keeps the flow of the story cacophonous
words helps and strengthens the use of setting DANK DAMP ↓ ↓ "The wind...rose with great violence...the clouds swept across...the lake reflected the scene of the busy heavens...the restless waves...were beginning to rise...suddenly a heavy storm of rain descended"
"I sat one evening in my laboratory; the sun had set, and the moon was just rising from the sea; I had not sufficient light for my employment, and I remained idle, in a pause of consideration..."
"I sat one evening in my laboratory...I had not sufficient light for my employment, and I remained idle, in a pause of consideration..."
(155) which one is better? like how colours can affect our emotion... a sign that something will happen in the future nature IMAGERY storms, rain, thunder, tsunami, etc... by: Mary Shelley "...my heart, which was before sorrowful, now swelled with something like joy"
(85) "we walked...and contemplated the lovely scene of waters, woods, and mountains...yet still displaying their black outlines..."
(185) :)
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