Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his Creation. A comparitve essay of the personality traits of the two title characters of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"

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Shawnna Hoyt 3113127 Eng1500 Dr. J. Noble January 22,2003 In "Frankenstein", Mary Shelley's artful development of the two main characters appear to paint a contrasting picture of good vs. evil. However; upon closer examination the reader can see the parallel traits that Shelly has emphasised in each character. This use of character development demonstrates that neither character is black and white but rather shades of grey that are blended in to create a picture of two characters …

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…not think that I shall be slow to perform this sacrifice. I shall quit this vessel on the ice-raft that brought me thither, and shall seek the most northern extremity of the globe; I shall collect my funeral pile, and consume to ashes this miserable frame. (F.222). Works Cited Mary Shelly, Frankenstein, Oxford University Press. (1998) The Man and the Monster. A Compare and Contrast of Mary Shelley's Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the Monster.