Frankenstein: "Everyone loved Elizabeth. The passionate and almost reverential attachment with which all regarded her became, while I shared it, my pride and my delight."

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This quote, an example of indirect characterization, shows us the way in which the very innocence of Elizabeth related to all of the people she came in contact with.  It is no wonder that Victor loves her; she always has seemed destined to be his bride (which later happens in the book), but when you love someone, you also are proud of how they relate to others.  In this way, he delights in everything she does as she relates to people.

Answered by  judy t #197809 8 minutes ago 3/2/2015 12:49 PM:


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This actually shows the direct abjection of women in Shelley's novel. Mary Shelley, the daughter of two radical feminists of the time Mary Wollstonecraft and William Goodwin, had strong feminist leanings which can be seen all throughout Shelley's novel. Here, along with other scenes involving Frankenstein's thoughts on his love Elizabeth shows a sense of ownership and objectification which was common in the novels of the time. Frankenstein was proud od Elizabeth in a way that a guy would be proud of a new car he just bought and is now showing off to his friends. Frankenstein describes her even as a "favorite pet" which further shows his feelings of ownership over Elizabeth.


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Ariel, you are wrong on that crucial fact, unfortunately..........


a lecture from a Gothic lit. class? cool

Can you actually explain how I'm wrong? Because I just wrote a whole paper on this and got an A... There's multiple interpretations to literature and Frankenstein is known to be a very debated feminist work