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Critical Analysis of Frankenstein

3 Pages 729 Words April 2018

Walter Scott, who became a Baronet in 1820, wrote one of the best reviews of Frankenstein. Sir Walter Scott wrote many novels and poems in his lifetime between 1771 and 18321. The novel Frankenstein was placed in the Gothic genre first because of Sir Walter Scott’s review in Blackwood Edinburgh Magazine, which appeared in March of 1818.
Critic, Sir Walter Scott, uses his review in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine to let others know that the novel “Frankenstein” was a romantic fiction that was great, but he did have some reservations about the novel. Scott believes that Mary Shelley introduces events that are extraordinary so that it could be speculated how if affected ordinary individuals. Scott also praises Shelley’s language and the forcefulness of it. Scott mentions that the contract, in which was issued to the readers, was to see if they accepted the events in the novel. Scott does, however, question the way language and knowledge is acquired by the monster. Scott argues that the reading of Milton, Goethe and Plutarch by him and the eavesdropping done on the de Laceys will not be accepted even with his argument about probability [ CITATION Sco18 l 1033 ].
I would agree with Sir Walter Scott as the novel has some extraordinary talent in it and is praised by most reviews. I also agree with Scott on the fact of the knowledge and language of the monster will not be accepted by others. However, I am not sure if that review should have been said or just kept a secret because it has others questioning the knowledge and language of the monster also.
Professor Sherry Ginn says that Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with creation of life. Frankenstein creates a monster our of dead men’s body parts. He then animates the monster. Seeing the monster laying there and how huge he was made Victor horrified. Once the monster awakens Victor rejects and abandons it. The monster was a resilient creature even though he was large. The mo...

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