Structure, Form and Language - Frankenstein (York Notes)

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Alevel English (FRANKENSTEIN ) Flashcards on Structure, Form and Language - Frankenstein (York Notes), created by annamiddleton on 04/30/2014.

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Framed and embedded narratives The complex narrative structure involves a series of interrelated and interconnected tales within tales: [Robert Walton [Victor Frankenstein [Monster] Victor Frankenstein] Robert Walton]
Gothic Originating as the shadow-side of eighteenth-century Enlightenment, Gothic focused on the irrational and supernatural, on everything suppressed to ensure social and psychic stability
The godlike science The monster experiences both the power of language and the breakdown of that power when faced with a society that tends to judge on appearances
The unspeakable Characters repeatedly assert their inability to express feelings in language. A traditional feature of Gothic, this suggests the inadequacy of language for capturing inner experience
Motifs One of the key motifs associated with the creature is the moon, associated with change and the emergence of another self. The motif of the double is also central in the novel
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