In Mary Shelley’s most famous novel ever created, Frankenstein, her universal themes are life, death, and the existence of the supernatural. On the other hand the author from the novel Number the Stars, Lois Lowry, writes about the difficulty of growing up, transformation, and fairy tales. Both writers wrote for felicity, yet they both lived in two different periods of time. One and the other were female authors; thus far they have different styles of writing.
The theme life, considering that in the novel Frankenstein, Doctor Frankenstein uses natural electricity to give life to the Monster, meaning life is an imperative key in the story itself. The theme death is sort of ironic due to the fact that the Monster is not really alive in its inside, and finally the theme supporting the ideas of the supernatural. Mary Shelley creates a monster in her novel meaning this caused a supernatural effect in the society in which this creature existed.
Mary Shelley’s style is made up of formal diction which consists of sophisticated, often technical language. Formal diction is writing that employs what is often called in colloquial speech “big words.” “…except as it is mirrored also in your dear countenances…” (112) the “big word” is countenances meaning appearance. Her style of writing is very simple yet very complex at times.
In the early 1800s Mary Shelley wrote the prodigious novel Frankenstein. At this period of time literature was really popular in England. It was overwhelmingly liked and became very important during the Victorian Era. The early 1800s was the ending of the Romantic Period. The Romantic Era meant the introduction of Gothic elements and terror/horror stories and novels. Some marvelous poets include, Robert Burns, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor, Coleridge Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and John Keats.
The major theme of Number the Stars is the difficulty of growing up. Lowry uses the war to demonstrate how confusing...