In both Frankenstein the Novel and The Tempest the play, the authors have both portrayed Caliban and Frankenstein’s Monster as victims of circumstance. The authors have introduced this by using multiple language features, with the description and structural mechanisms. These components help the reader understand the concept and context of both Novel and Play. Mary Shelley and William Shakespeare have expressed the use of being “Naturally Benevolent” in both characters.
In Frankenstein written 1818 by Mary Shelley there is portrayal of victim of circumference by Frankenstein’s Monster. From the Frankenstein Novel I have witnessed that Frankenstein’s Monster has affected the lives of the people in the village. For me this was the reason for why Frankenstein is seen as a victim. For me, personally from this quote there is a clear indication of why the village’s perspective has a greater effect of Frankenstein’s value. In the quote “the whole village was roused.” For me there is a great emphasis on the word “whole”. The sentence would have made sense without the word being there. But the word was added there to play apart in a foreshadowing. When it says whole, this gives an effect to the reader that the people of the village reacting to Frankenstein’s Monster is just the start of that reaction. And so the reaction would spread around the world and everyone would be aroused from Frankenstein’s features. So for me, the use of structure within this quote is used to alienate Frankenstein’s monster and for him to be seen as a victim. As well as this if the whole world reacts to him as a monster just by his features, without him doing anything to harm anyone. He will never find anyone that will love him or have an intimate companionship. Similarly, in The Tempest written in 1610 by William Shakespeare there is a portrayal of Victim of Circumference by Caliban. As well as foreshadowing in Frankenstein there is also the same structural component in The Tempest for example, in the title of the play The Tempest it means violent and windy thunderstorm. Which symbolises that there will not be much left because there is damage is created by the thunderstorm. For this story the antagonist is Caliban. So for this foreshadowing to work, it would be directed to him. Mainly because at the end of the play Caliban still is a slave and mainly in a story there is an event in which characters change their role but for Caliban, he has started as a slave and now even at the end of the play, he still is a slave. Plus when the character is introduced he is working as a slave for Prospero and is a monster so there is an exposition of him being a victim. This is a great use of The Tempest structural components. The context of the play is set in the Island this gives the theme of isolation for Caliban. And now because both pieces of text contain foreshadowing, it shows that they are both similar and warns the reader that there is some foreshadow of both characters being and staying as victims.
For the language used in Frankenstein, there is great use of Imagery within the monsters monologue within quote “I ought to be thy Adam but I am rather. A fallen angel which drivest me from joy for no misdeed.” In this specific quote there are references to holy figures such as Adam and Eve. And also references to Angels and Devils. For example when Frankenstein’s monster says that he wants to be like Adam because he wants to be human. Also in the Bible there is a term for him being the fallen angel into the devil. Then he starts to blame God for why he receives no joy for no misdeed. Which means he is stating that him being made like he was, was not his fault. In this it shows that Frankenstein’s monster is a victim and the reader is also is affected if they are religious. If the reader is religious then they would envision an angel falling.In contrast to this the language used in The Tempest, in this quote “For every trifle are they set upon me; there pricks at my footfall.” From this quote we can see that William Shakespeare has represented that Caliban is powerless and encounters pain at every step. This use of imagery clearly states that Caliban is a victim. This affect also gives the reader an incentive to imagine Caliban’s hardship, and what it feels like. As well as this Frankenstein also faces similar footsteps. In Frankenstein’s quote for language, it also represents Imagery. They both persuade the reader to develop an envision of the struggle of being a monster displayed in imagery. This is a great language component used, which in terms of both novels really shows that they are victims of a circumstance.
Another technique used in the language of both novels, is the use of hyperboles. In the Frankenstein text there are many hyperboles used to imagine the description of Frankenstein’s monster’s face. Within the quote “he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints moved he rendered capable of motion even Dante could not have perceived” This use of Hyperbole written by Mary Shelley is used to describe the appearance of Frankenstein’s monster. Also this is a very vague and simple statement but is just enough for the reader to understand that the hideousness of the sentence. Could suggest that the monster will soon suffer at this fate, so therefore portraying him as a victim. On the contrary, this technique of hyperbole is also used in The Tempest, the hyperbole is still used to elaborate the disgusting subhuman features of Caliban. Within the quote “I say so, he that Caliban whom I now keep in service. Thou best know’st what torment I did thee in: thy groans did make wolves howl” Within this quote, there are references to Caliban’s face. Caliban is told this by his master, which shows that even though he is a slave, his master is still mocking him. This effect of master-bullying slave influences the fact that his is a victim. Also this hyperbole shows the understanding of such things but when detailed where it is enough for the reader or even too much. There is a same technique used in both pieces of texts. Though there is a development in character but in the end they both end up as victims.
Both authors have also used different techniques, but the same effect towards reader. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelly uses Frankenstein to admit to himself that he is a victim. “I processed no money, no friends, no kind of Property”. In this quote we see Frankenstein’s monster admitting to himself that he has achieved nothing in life. Thus this allows the reader to envision Frankenstein as a victim. This is a bold statement and allows Frankenstein to see for himself what he has become and what makes him the person he is today. He says he obtains no money, this suggest him being poor and having no roof over his head, so for him living like this is just normal. Also having no friends introduces the idea of isolation and the fact that no one cares about him. He also says that he has no kind of property which means there is nothing in this world in which he owns. This technique used by Mary Shelley is similar to William Shakespeare, In The Tempest, Caliban also admits to himself that he is a victim. This is shown when Caliban says “not honour’d with a human shape”. In this quote William Shakespeare has also used Caliban to realise the he himself is a victim. By saying that he is not born with normal human features he is describing himself as a subhuman. He also is having a go at God due to physical appearances towards everyone else. Thus both monsters are blaming the God in whom made this world and made everyone how they are. For their accomplishments and establishments are all set on fatality so this also foreshadows them remaining victims throughout the play or novel.
From analysing both pieces of texts, you can clearly see that both writers have very much proposed to alarm the readers that Caliban and Frankenstein’s Monster are victims but to a much physiological capacity. Where the dialect has composed this in similar and different ways but so does the architectural segment. It seems that the structure and form of the story can have development towards the theme and certain circumstances setting around a character and has appeared in both novels. There is also a range of techniques used between both but overall the intention of displaying both characters as victims is hardly identical and should be considered diverse. Since not all similarities and differences are clear that they do correlate in both books.