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Sympathy in Frankenstein

Summary: As a result of Victor Frankenstein's fatal ambition and when the reckless experiment failed, Frankenstein failed to take responsibility for his actions. All in all, the reader is led to sympathise equally with the monster and with Frankenstein.
Who does the reader sympathise more with in the novel - Victor Frankenstein or the Monster? Consider Shelley's use of language, social and historical context of the novel and authorial intention.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was written at a time of rapid change throughout the world. At the end of the 18th century, the French Revolution was taking place. Meanwhile, the Declaration of Independence was passed in the United States. Also, there were scientific breakthroughs including Dr James Lind's experiments using electricity to animate dead frogs. This was the inspiration for Mary Shelley to write a fantasy novel about a doctor who creates a `monster' from dead body parts. As a result of some of the scientific developments, attitudes were changing towards Lind and others, and Shelley took advantage of these changing attitudes to get them to sympathise with the two main characters from her novel, Frankenstein...

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