HTRLLAP Unit 2
Chapter 21: Marked for Greatness
Harry Potter has a scar on his forehead which was given to him after his mom died by the hands of Voldemort. At first, Harry is very shy about his scar but later on embraces it because it is a part of who he is, his identity. How this shows in Frankenstein, the monster was made to be nor good or bad, but as time went on his physical imperfections implemented him to become something entirely evil, all leading back to Victor. This is different from Harry Potter because Harry’s “imperfect” scar cannot be compared to the ugliness of the monster. Harry was made famous as the boy who lived and the scar was a living testimony to it.
Chapter 22: He's Blind For a Reason You Know
In the book, “The Fault in Our Stars” Isaac has eye cancer which would lead him to blind because he already had one fake eye. Now that both eyes are fake, he is be completely blind. Isaac is a support character which means he doesn’t play a huge role in the book. However he does help provide the theme which is love conquers all. Monica, Isaac girlfriend, cheats on him with another man which leads to their break up. For a while Isaac is depressed and angry but later on, he is new and confident again because of the love he received from Gus and Hazel.
Chapter 23 and Chapter 24: It's Never Just a Heart Disease... And Rarely Just Illness
In the book, “The Fault In Our Stars” Gus dies of a heart disease and his death reflects "disease in literature" because it introduces him before he felt the sickness. But then it took a turn, his attitude changed, his appearance, and the plot just plummeted towards the other direction. We all expected Hazel to die first, but after he died we could truly see Hazel's pain in which she wanted Gus to prevent from feeling. The death comes at the end of the book, and is still able to make a plot twist because of the things that came after Gus’ death.
Chapter 25: Don't Read with Your Eyes
The scene where the monster sees the villagers struggling because of his doings. In both set of times it is morally and ethically wrong, but to a certain degree. To a twenty first century reader Frankenstein’s actions would come off as intolerable regardless of the circumstance of situation. To a reader contemporary to the work, it might have been tolerable because different times also mean different mindsets which affect every choice a person makes.