Presentation on theme: "Secrecy In Frankenstein BY: JOSHUA BUHAY, DARREN BUCKLER, JENNY HUBBARD, AND KATANNA MITCHELL."— Presentation transcript:
Secrecy In Frankenstein BY: JOSHUA BUHAY, DARREN BUCKLER, JENNY HUBBARD, AND KATANNA MITCHELL.
What is Secrecy? Secrecy, in simple terms, is when someone is hiding something from someone else. For those who don’t know what a secret is, *rolls eyes*, it’s something that you don’t want anyone else to know. Where else have we seen secrecy? In pretty much every book, movie, show, etc. More specific examples of that would be in like Mystery books, or movies, such as The Da Vinci Code, and Reservoir Dogs. In The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon, a Harvard Professor, investigates a cryptic cypher that was left at a murder crime scene. The secret part of this is, “Why is there a series of puzzles involved with this murder?”. Reservoir Dogs shows the perspective of several guys who get together to rob a bank, but things quickly go wrong when the cops arrive early. The big secret here is that one of the robbers is actually an undercover cop.
Thesis Statement In the book Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses the elements of belying, denial and chicanery to demonstrate the broad theme of secrecy by Victor not telling anyone about the monster, he allowed it to cause further havoc without anyone’s knowledge. If an essay was written about this, it’d would talk about how Victor kept the monster secret, which allowed the monster to go about causing trouble. Since no one else knew about it, they were automatically terrified of it. So just by keeping one little secret, his life changed forever.
Uses of Belying “I did confess, but I confessed a lie. I confessed that I might obtain absolution; but now that false hand lies heavier at my heart than all other sins” (Shelley 73). In this quote, Justine clearly admits that she told a lie, which as we all know, is what belying means. She’s saying that by lying she cleansed her soul, but also put the burden of death on her. “The world was to me a secret which I desire to divine. Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember” (Shelley 22). In this quote, Victor discusses how he was mystified by the wonders that is the world. He talked about how the world held so many mysteries and how he wants to figure them out.
Use of Denial “I saw plainly that he was surprised, but he never attempted to draw my secret from me, and although I loved him with a mixture of affection and reverence that knew no bounds, yet I could never persuade myself to confide in him that event which was so often present to my recollection, but which I feared the detail to another would only impress more deeply” (Shelly 55). In this quote, Victor discusses how while he admires the creature he just created, he is also disgusted by it and denies the fact that he does love it.
Use of Chicanery “You may hate, but beware! Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which ravish from you your happiness forever!” (Shelley 158). In this quote, the monster is tricking Victor by saying that he will live his life in anguish just because Victor hates him. This isn’t true because just because you hate someone doesn’t mean your life will be ruined forever.