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    Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
    Read the following extract from Chapter 15 and then answer the question that follows.
    In this extract the monster decides to approach the cottage and the people who live there
    for the first time.
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    Their happiness was not decreased by the absence of summer. They
    loved, and sympathised with one another; and their joys, depending
    on each other, were not interrupted by the casualties that took place
    around them. The more I saw of them, the greater became my desire
    to claim their protection and kindness; my heart yearned to be known
    and loved by these amiable creatures: to see their sweet looks
    directed towards me with affection was the utmost limit of my
    ambition. I dared not think that they would turn them from me with
    disdain and horror. The poor that stopped at their door were never
    driven away. I asked, it is true, for greater treasures than a little food
    or rest: I required kindness and sympathy; but I did not believe myself
    utterly unworthy of it.
    The winter advanced, and an entire revolution of the seasons had
    taken place since I awoke into life. My attention, at this time, was
    solely directed towards my plan of introducing myself into the cottage
    of my protectors. I revolved many projects; but that on which I finally
    fixed was, to enter the dwelling when the blind old man should be
    alone. I had sagacity enough to discover that the unnatural
    hideousness of my person was the chief object of horror with those
    who had formerly beheld me. My voice, although harsh, had nothing
    terrible in it; I thought, therefore, that if, in the absence of his children,
    I could gain the good-will and mediation of the old De Lacey, I might,
    by his means, be tolerated by my younger protectors.’
    Starting with this extract, write about how Shelley presents the importance of love and
    acceptance to society.
    Write about:
    • how Shelley presents the monster’s need to be loved and accepted in this extract
    • how Shelley presents the importance of love and acceptance in the novel as a whole

    Can anyone help urgently im stuck on what to write any ideas?
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    I'm not familiar with the book as I only studied Romeo and Juliet and To Kill A Mockingbird at GCSE but you could check out this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebit...efrankenstein/
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    (Original post by kandykissesxox)
    I'm not familiar with the book as I only studied Romeo and Juliet and To Kill A Mockingbird at GCSE but you could check out this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebit...efrankenstein/
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    (Original post by johnsmith100)
    thanks and damnnn you are bufff holla me on insta or suttin
    Thanks but no thanks.
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    (Original post by kandykissesxox)
    Thanks but no thanks.
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    still active, need help with it. Matrix123 pls
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    (Original post by callum_20011)
    still active, need help with it. Matrix123 pls
    You need help with it? I'm afraid I didn't do Frankenstein but I'll read through the passage now and see if there's any way i can help.

    What have you got so far?
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    (Original post by Matrix123)
    You need help with it? I'm afraid I didn't do Frankenstein but I'll read through the passage now and see if there's any way i can help.

    What have you got so far?
    i havent got anything yet.....
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    FemaleBo55 im currently doing this queston and idk what to write. pls help
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    (Original post by callum_20011)
    FemaleBo55 im currently doing this queston and idk what to write. pls help
    I haven't done Frankenstein when I did my GCSEs unfortunately

    But I'll try and help you
    Have you brainstormed something yet then?
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    (Original post by FemaleBo55)
    I haven't done Frankenstein when I did my GCSEs unfortunately

    But I'll try and help you
    Have you brainstormed something yet then?
    yeah. i dont know how to put the together
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    Seems like you haven't studied the England either
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    I'm doing it for my A levels, you still need help?


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    However, the monster’s violence and cruelty actually solidifies the way in which love factors into his choices in that it is the absence of love that emboldens the monster to commit murder. This is particularly significant in the relationship the monster has with De Lacey and his family. As the monster spends time studying the peasants’ social constructs, he becomes fascinated by the fact that “they loved, and sympathized with one another; and their joys depending on each other, were not interrupted by the casualties that took place around them” (Shelley 146). By learning the basic nature of human interaction, the monster’s obsession with the family quickly epitomizes the monster’s entire personal mission to this point in the story: to find love. “The more I saw of them,” he says “the greater became my desire to claim their protection and kindness; my heart yearned to be known and loved by these amiable creatures: to see their sweet looks directed towards me with affection was the utmost limit of my ambition” (Shelley 146-147). In fact, it is through witnessing the lives of De Lacey and his family that the monster begins to believe that he himself, despite his physical appearance and outrageous nature, is not unworthy of receiving sympathy and kindness, which is an attitude that is based in the constructs love
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    However, the monster’s violence and cruelty actually solidifies the way in which love factors into his choices in that it is the absence of love that emboldens the monster to commit murder. This is particularly significant in the relationship the monster has with De Lacey and his family. As the monster spends time studying the peasants’ social constructs, he becomes fascinated by the fact that “they loved, and sympathized with one another; and their joys depending on each other, were not interrupted by the casualties that took place around them” (Shelley 146). By learning the basic nature of human interaction, the monster’s obsession with the family quickly epitomizes the monster’s entire personal mission to this point in the story: to find love. “The more I saw of them,” he says “the greater became my desire to claim their protection and kindness; my heart yearned to be known and loved by these amiable creatures: to see their sweet looks directed towards me with affection was the utmost limit of my ambition” (Shelley 146-147). In fact, it is through witnessing the lives of De Lacey and his family that the monster begins to believe that he himself, despite his physical appearance and outrageous nature, is not unworthy of receiving sympathy and kindness, which is an attitude that is based in the constructs love
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    How does I require kindness and sympathy show the monsters need to be loved and accepted
 
 
 
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