This Monstrous Thing-Analysis

This Monstrous Thing-Analysis

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  • Conflict
  • Rising Action- Alasdair brings Oliver back from the dead
  • IT'S ALIVE!!
  • Rising Action- The book Frankenstein comes out
  • Dr. Geisler?
  • Mary?
  • Oliver?
  • The main conflict is Alasdair trying to find out who wrote the book Frankenstein. There are multiple people who could have written it, but Alasdair needs to know who, since the book is clearly about him bringing his brother back to life, which people aren't supposed to know about. 
  • Climax
  • You wrote the book!
  • When Alasdair Finch's brother, Oliver dies, Alasdair is left feeling hopeless and broken. In an attempt to overcome this grief, he uses and modifies the notes of Dr. Basil Geisler to resurrect Oliver. Once Oliver is back, however, Alasdair lies to him about how he died and tells him that Geisler pushed him to his death, when in reality, Alasdair himself had pushed his brother. 
  • Falling Actions
  • Not long after Alasdair brings Oliver back to life, a mysterious book is released under an anonymous author. The book describes almost exactly what has happened with Oliver and Alasdair. Since only very few people know about what happened, Alasdair is frightened about who might've written the book and the threat the book poses to him and Oliver. 
  • Resolution
  • Alasdair realizes that Mary is the one who wrote Frankenstein as a way to cope with what she saw the day Alasdair brought Oliver back form the dead.  Alasdair convinces Mary to talk to Oliver, so that he stops forming a revolution of mechanical people. The two cannot get Oliver to stop, and so Oliver becomes a target for the police. 
  • Alasdair is temporarily put into prison, where his dad is. When the firing squad is supposed to kill them both, they turn their backs and let the two run since they managed to save the city from being overtaken by the revolution. 
  • Mary tries to get Alasdair to move in with her after she leaves her husband but Alasdair refuses. He realizes that he doesn't need Mary after all, and that he'd much rather have his other friends after all. 
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