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NathanKnox
Mr.Conrad
English4
January8,2016
PredictiontoFrankenstein
Haveyoueverwonderedwhatwouldhappenifsomeonecreatedamonster?Wellinthe
novel,
FrankensteinortheModernPrometheus,
byMaryShelley,writesaboutafictional
characternamedVictorFrankensteinwhomanagestocreateamanormonster.Shelleyuses
cluesandforeshadowingtohelpreadersmakingpredictionsaboutwhatwillhappenlaterinthe
novel.AfterreadingthefirstfourchapterIhaveponderedontheideaofwhatwillhappennext
inthenovel.Thethemeoftheremainderofthestorywillbethepursuitofknowledgeratherthan
humanity.Ithinkthemonsterwillbecomedangerousandwillhurtmanypeopleandturnto
attackhiscreature,meanwhileVictorwillfeelguiltyforhiscreation.
Shelleyusesearlyeventstohelpreadersfigureoutwhatmayhappenlater.My
departureforIngolstadt,whichhadbeendeferredbytheseevents,wasnowdetermined
upon(29).ThisquotesupportsmypredictionofthethemebecauseitshowshowVictorwould
ratherescapefromhisfamily,whoisinamomentofgriefafterthelostofhismother,topursue
aneducation.Frankensteinmore,farmore,williachieve:treadinginthestepsalready
marked,Iwillpioneeranewway,exploreunknownpowers,andunfoldtotheworldthedeepest
mysteriesofcreation(33).Thisshowsthedeterminationtopursueknowledgethatisunknown
aboutthecreationoflife.Thisquotesbothgreatlyhelpsupportmypredictionofthethemeofthe
novel.

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Shelleycontinuestouseeventsinthenoveltohelpthereadertopredictwhatwillhappen
andalsousesthetheknowledgeweknowofthetimeshewrotethisbooktogivesusabetter
ideaofwhatwillhappen.AsreadersweareawareoftheindustrialrevolutiontimethatMary
Shelleywrotethenovel.Thishelpsusunderstandthefearthatpeoplemayhaveofthe
developmentofscience.ThisgivesusthesensethatVictorwillbecomeamadscientist,
someonewhoisdeterminedtodowhateverittakestomakeadvancementsinscience.Learn
fromme,ifnotbymyprecepts,atleastbymyexample,howdangerousistheacquirementof
knowledge,andhowmuchhappierthatmaniswhobelieveshisnativetowntobetheworld,
thanhewhoisaspirestobecomegreaterthanhisnaturewillallow(39).ThisshowshowVictor
willgrowintothemadscientistandlattermaybebecometherealmonsterofthisstoryrather
thanthecreator....Ishunnedmyfellowcreaturesasifihadbeenguiltyofacrime(42).This
helpgivethepredictionthathewillbecomeangryandfeelguiltforhiscreation.
AsyoucanseeShelleyusescluesandforeshadowingtohelpthereadersmake
predictionsonwhatwillhappenlaterinthenovel.Withreadersbeingabletomakepredictionsis
allowsthemtounderstandthestorymoreanditwillkeeptheminterestedandeagertoseewhat
isnext.AsformeiwasshockedtoseehowVictorsoughtoutforvengeanceinthefinal
chapters,howeverhebecameillandpassedawaybeforekillinghiscreation.Ithinkofitasif
Victorwassodeterminedtocreatelife,hewasblindedtothefacthewaslosinghisownlife.