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Motif in Frankenstein

Motif Examples in Frankenstein:

Chapter IV


"Darkness had no effect upon my fancy..."   (Chapter IV)

In order to study life, Frankenstein must also have knowledge of death. We learn how he was sheltered as a young boy from supernatural tales and horrors by his family. Notice how such things are associated with darkness, which reinforces the dichotomy between light and dark, good and evil.

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