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The Psychology and Mental Stability of the Monster in Frankenstein, a Novel by Mary Shelley
The Psychology of Frankenstein’s Creature Frankenstein is an iconic, one-of-a-kind sci-fi horror novel that birthed a whole new genre of novel. Frankenstein has been adapted into numerous movies, tv shows, and spin off books. The book itself illustrates the life and unfortunate circumstances that a scientist and the livi...
The Celebration of the Improvement of Knowledge in Frankenstein, a Novel by Mary Shelley
Shelley wrote Frankenstein on the back of a century of scientific innovation that inspired a belief in the liberation of mankind, culminating in the French Revolution, and subsequent terror. The novel both celebrates the progress of knowledge, and dismisses it as the product of egotism and unacknowledged emotional needs. P...
Responsible or Irresponsible? Frankenstein Dilemmas in Mary Shelley's Novel
Frankenstein becomes entrapped in an irresolvable dilemma of his actions being both responsible, and irresponsible.’ How far and in what ways do you agree with this view of Frankenstein? Shelley wrote Frankenstein on the back of a century of scientific innovation that inspired a belief in the liberation of mankind, culm...
The Misunderstood Character of the Monster in Frankenstein, a Novel by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein’s Monster: Evil or Misunderstood? There has been a time in everyone’s life where they have felt alone or left out. Whether it was when they were sitting alone at a lunch table, moving to a new area without familiar faces, or being ridiculed or brought down by co-workers or classmates alike. Some people sink in...
The Consequences of Ambition in Frankenstein, a Novel by Mary Shelley
Ambition can lead one down many paths. These paths can make one great - or make one demented and radical. The praised 19th century author, Mary Shelley used ambition in her writing. Mary Shelley’s parents were the acclaimed writers William Godwin and Mary Wollenstonecraft. Unfortunately, her mother died giving birth to her,...
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Analysed with the Use of Gender, Feminist and Psychoanalytic Criticism
As a relatively new form of accepted literary criticism, gender studies can’t help but to incorporate aspects of multiple other forms of criticism. Gender criticism depends on the distinction, or the lack thereof, between constructed dichotomies in society; It focuses on both perceived and inherent traits of sex and sexuali...
The Human Characteristics of Victor in Frankenstein, a Novel by Mary Shelley
What does it mean to be human? It is the ability to show and control your emotions. It is to make mistakes, but also to be able to pick yourself back up again. It is to have the ability to self-sacrifice for others. This essay will explain why Victor is more human than the creature by discussing these human characteristics....
The Use of Symbolism in Frankenstein, a Book by Mary Shelley
In Frankenstein the author Mary Shelley uses symbolism to represent Victor losing touch with the outside world. It states, “winter, spring, and summer, passed away during my labours; but I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves – sights which before always yielded me supreme delight, so deeply was I engrossed in...
The Involvement of Horror With the Reader in the Novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Nowadays, people enjoy going to haunted houses, watching scary movies, and paying attention to breaking news on TV. Most of those interests stem from gothic literature and the elements they present. People want to be a part of some horror without being directly harmed or involved. The novel Frankenstein, not the James Whale...
A Comparison of the Monsters in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
The Makings of a Monster A monster: perhaps this ambiguous label could refer to an otherworldly, grotesque being, or even a fellow human being who expresses characteristics divergent from the status quo. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey reveal the dynamics and characteristics that cr...