|Frankenstein "Such Evil Forebodings" (standard:romance, 403 words)|
|Author: Anonymous||Added: May 05 2013||Views/Reads: 4008/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|The story Frankenstein was a hard read, however once you look at the readings from a romantic view, it will capture your mind and your heart!|
“You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.” I chose to review and analysis the first sentence from the first letter in Mary Shelly's novel, Frankenstein. The word selections in this sentence set the tone for this letter, and the written words seem to be almost defiant stating that something bad will come to pass. There seems to be some “I told you so” innuendo in this first sentence based on the part of the sentence “which you have regarded with such evil forebodings”. To me, this is a person who has had troublesome relationships with people, including lovers. This person wants to prove others wrong when it comes to their own choices, and will not hesitate to “throw salt” into the other persons wound. The author uses the phrase “you will rejoice to hear...” this seems almost “church like”, but given the time the book was written the wording in this phrase may be appropriate. When I think of the word “rejoice” I think of Christmas, church, a funeral, a baptism or an event of this nature. The author mixes words like “rejoice”, yet goes on to use words like “disaster” and “evil” to capture the reader's interest. It seems like the author is setting the “stage” for good versus evil, and draw the audience into a possible ] dramatic conclusion. Based on this first sentence, I was interested in this letter and wanted to continue reading without putting the book down. In the sentence, the writer says, “...no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise,” I feel that the author is drawing interest from her audience with mixed communication; she is adding mystery to the story and an element of danger that leaves the reader asking for more. For me, this sentence alone has me guessing that this story will be exciting, full of drama and old time world charm. In conclusion, I did have to read the first sentence several times to get a good understanding of the authors meaning and how her writings affected me. I think the author used plenty of pathos(emotions) in this sentence. The sentence was obviously a reflection of a past relationship with another person who she felt comfortable expressing her own feelings. The author set the tone, purpose and emotions in this first sentence for the entire letter. Tweet
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