ENG1121 E105 + E120 Composition II, Spring 2018

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  • Mary Shellys Frankenstein Setting
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    In the first volume of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, the setting is exposed yet masked. I say masked due to the fact that the setting changes twice within the first volume. At first it starts off as “far from North London” , then extends to saying “walking the streets of ST Petersburgh, confirming the location is in ST Petersburgh in page 7. The weather is described to be cold and windy. The time the story took place was described to be in the 1800s after summarizing the entirety of volume 1. There is heavy use of imagery in the first volume , especially in regards to setting because on page 8 it is said that “ for one year I lived in paradise in my own creation”, this reinforces the fact of imagery. Lastly on page 9 the narrator foreshadows whats to come later, by stating “I am about to proceed on a long and difficult voyage” . This tells us that the setting will change vastly and the following will be difficult.

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