Good afternoon! I’m hope you’re having a great day! Can you believe it? This is our last blog together! I’m sorry it had to end so quickly. Because this is our last blog, I will try and make this my best one yet! Now on my last blog I talked about the main topic of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. When I wrote my last blog I had heard Victor’s side of the story. Now for this blog I have read the whole book. I now know both sides of the story! Let me just say there are lot’s of things I would like to touch on. But for my final blog I’m going to talk about doppelgangers. Now I have heard theories that Victor and Victor’s monster are doppelgangers, because at the end of the book they are both lonely, miserable, and depressed. Now may I say, I do think that they are alike. Do I think they are doppelgangers? Absolutely not. Throughout this blog I will give you my reasoning and my evidence that victor and his “Monster” are in no way doppelgangers.
To start this topic of let’s look at the definition of a doppelganger. Dictionary.com’s definition of doppelganger is as follows a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person. Now this definition states that doppelganger is basically an identical twin. Now victor is a scientist average height. Now Victor’s monster is taller stronger and he is green. So for starts they don’t even look alike. If you don’t believe me here are some pictures to compare them:
As you can see they do not look alike whatsoever. Now some might say “well they both act the same way! They are both evil!” But they aren’t both evil. I will prove it to you! Starting at chapter one, Victor tells his side of the story. He makes it sound like Victor’s creation was a monster, and that all he was only capable of was killing and destruction. But as the story goes on we hear from Victor’s creation’s point of view. He tells the story of how he was fascinated with humans and life. People hated him and viewed him as a monster. He goes on to say that he never did anything wrong. He was peaceful and cared for others. All that he wanted was to be loved and cared for. But he never got that. That’s why he chose to kill Victor’s brother. He wanted Victor to pay for what he did to him. Victor’s monster could’ve been trained to be good but Victor ran out on him. So it’s not even like they act alike. They are so different in so many ways.
For my last point I want to kind of verge off that topic. I want to talk about my honest opinion on the book Frankenstein. Overall it was an amazing book. I loved how it gives the different perspectives. At first you thought victor was a good guy and trying to do good to the world. But as you work your way through the novel you come to realise that Victor is the villain in this novel. He ran out on something he created. Not only did he do that, he made his family die because he assumed that his creation was only capable of bad things. I also love how it taught an amazing lesson. Not that actions have consequences, but that it’s what is on the inside that matters. Throughout the novel people show hatred towards the monster and the monster feels unloved and thinks badly of himself and that because of his appearance he will never be loved. But in the novel there was one person that actually gave Victor’s creation a chance. This person was De Lacey. He may have been blind but he still let the monster into his home and he stated to the monster “I am blind and cannot judge of your countenance, but there is something in your words which you are sincere.”(Shelley 144). Now this made the monster happy knowing that there was a human who knew that that he was actually good given a chance. Overall Frankenstein was a great book and teaches many valuable lesson.
In conclusion Frankenstein is a great read. It has many topics which can be related to real life scenarios. Also if you didn’t get the hint Victor and the monster are not doppelgangers. They don’t look alike and they don’t act alike! End of conversation… I feel like I’m forgetting something. I stated my topics, added some photos, gave my opinion, what am I missing?
Oh yeah. Ooops.
Frank I’m sorry. It’s been a long week. I had to read this book and write paragraphs about it.
FRANK NO LIKE EXCUSES!
Frank can we just call a truce for the viewers?
FRANK MUST SHOW MEME! FRANKENTIME!
Your name isn’t Frankenstein? I’m so sorry Frank
FRANK USED TO IT. FRANK WANT MORE MEME!
Now this is why I don’t play twister with you Frank!
FRANK NO BREAK RULES!
FRANK EAR HURT!
Oh I’m sorry Frank. Would you like me to shut up?
FRANK SAY YES! FRANK SHOW MEME!
I thought you didn’t want me to talk anymore!
FRANK SAY NO SUCH THING! FRANK SAY GOODBYE
Goodbye Frank! We’ll miss you! without you, no one would read my blog so thanks!
FRANK GO BYE BYE!
Bye Frank! And goodbye to all of you! Thank you for reading my blog! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and enjoy it with your friends and family. I also hope you learned as much as I did from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and I hope you take time to read the whole thing! Thank you so much for reading my blog, and I hope you have a great day!
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Maurice Hindle. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. Penguin, 1992
Harper, Douglas. “Doppelganger.” Dictionary.com, Dictionary.com, 2010, www.dictionary.com/browse/doppelganger
Frank face 1: https://origins.osu.edu/milestones/march-2018-mary-shelleys-frankenstein
Victor face: https://antiscribe.com/2012/06/09/frankenstein-the-best-and-worst-the-antiscribe-overview/
Frank comic: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/436919601332140628/
Frank twister: https://www.oddman.ca/archives/124344
Frank sad face: http://timkanebooks.com/2011/08/30/the-five-most-common-misconceptions-about-classic-movie-monsters/
Frank angry: http://www.sitewww.ch/top_people.php?people=Boris_Karloff_
Frank happy face: http://qiwpaperdwc.web.fc2.com/work/page-1165.html
Frank meme: https://www.emaze.com/@ACOTZLTC/frankenstein-9-12#!
Frank face 2: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/505951339363932724/
Baby Mr. Bean : http://whatsappimages.blogspot.com/2015/05/funny-profile-pictures.html#!
Annoying little kid: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godlessindixie/2014/12/10/why-i-keep-talking-to-people-who-wont-listen/
Truce face: https://winkgo.com/10-funny-marriage-quotes/
Face palm: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/avoid-this-common-passive-voice-mistake
Frank angry face: http://plasticandplush.com/2016/04/one12-collective-universal-monsters-frankenstein.html