The novel Frankenstein has often been mistaken that the creature Victor Frankenstein created was the monster, but actually Victor is more like the monster than the creature, so who do you feel is the real monster? There are many literary devices that refer to this novel. Some literacy terms I felt related to the novel are allusion, setting, and conflict. Even though the novel Frankenstein is considered to be a Gothic novel, it can also be a romantic loving novel.
There were many allusions associated within the novel. I am going to unexplored ‘regions, to “the land of mist and snow,” but I shall kill no albatross; don’t be alarmed for my safety or if I should come back to you as worn and woeful as the “ancient mariner.” (Shelley p.20) This was a passage from the novel that related to allusion. Robert Walton is telling his sister that he will be back and he will not kill an albatross just as the ancient mariner did in the book “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”. Walton’s punishment is to retell his journey as the sailor did in the “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”. He refers to that book to explain to his sister he will be fine later. One day the monster finds a leather bag that contained clothes and books as he was searching for food. Wanting to learn more about the world and how to have better knowledge he reads the novels. John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” had the greatest effect on him. (Florescu, Radu). He read it as a factual history and learned it was similar to his own situation. They consisted of paradise lost, a volume of Plutarch’s lives and the sorrows of Werter, they gave me extreme delight. (Shelley, Mary p122)
When the monster heard the music he had an allusion because music made him happy. As Frankenstein felt, more and more guilt he would think about his good friend Henry being as happy as ever like he used to be.
The setting was very important in the novel. The time of the setting was in the 18th century. There were...