Riassunto in inglese del romanzo Frankenstein di Shelley

Riassunto in inglese della storia di Frankenstein. Le riflessione sui livelli narrativi e sullo stato d'animo del personaggio (3 pagine formato doc)

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Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley in 1818.

It is considered one of the earliest examples of science fiction and takes place in the 18th century. It’s written in epistolary form, namely, it documents a correspondence between Robert Walton and his sister.
The narration starts when Walton’s crew, during an expedition in the north pole, spots a sledge driven by a strange creature. A few minutes later, they also spot and rescue a man who was exhausted and almost frozen to death.
His name was Frankenstein and he would tell his story shortly after, mainly to save Walton from his own ambition.
The story started back in Ingolstadt. Frankenstein was a student who, inspired by a professor, dedicated months to discover the secret behind life itself.
Once the secret was discovered, he got overwhelmed with work and spent a lot of time assembling different dead body parts in the attempt to create a full corpse and reanimate it.


Before long, he succeeded but, in spite of his results being outstanding from a scientific point of view, he felt disgusted and fled terrified by the creature’s hideous appearance.
Four months later Frankenstein returned home, after he learned of the murder of his brother William, for which his nanny Justice was wrongly executed instead of the monster. Frankenstein experienced a lot of guilt and went through one of the saddest periods of his life, but little did he know that far worse was to come.

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In order to stay alone he went up on the mountains where he met his creature; at this point, the monster tried to talk Frankenstein into creating a female creature for it to live with. In order to persuade him, the monster told everything it had been through since the night of its creation.
We learn that it lived in the woods for a while, but it spent most of the time hiding in a hut next to a small house inhabited by a few cottagers. It spied on the cottagers and as it grew fonder of them by the days, It learned to read and talk. it tried to help then with food and basic resources but, once it finally revealed itself, the cottagers ran away frightened and the monster burned the house.