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Motif in Frankenstein
Motif Examples in Frankenstein:
"Darkness had no effect upon my fancy..." See in text (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.