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Romanticism and Frankenstein All literature is influenced by the time period in which it was written whether it is war poverty or any other social trends People tend to write commentaries of political events or just describe the time period Whether it is intentional or subconscious an author can not help to include some aspects of the time period in which they lived The Romantic Period had a tremendous influence on Marry Shellys writing of the novel Frankenstein The Industrial Revolution in England during the late 1700s was a time of great change The populace was moving into cities and people were disillusioned by the destruction of nature and the living conditions in the cities In response to this disillusionment people started to envision the world differently than they had before They saw nature as all beautiful powerful and perfect Previously the inspiration for literature was law order and religion now it is in the writers imagination and powerful emotions This change in the attitude of the people is called Romanticism The Romantic Movement is one of the most important literary periods in history affecting the literature music and art of the period It encouraged spontaneity and acting with emotions not common sense In the more classical style of writing writers addressed their books to the upper class but now writers addressed the common man and his problems There was a new feeling of spirituality People were seeking eastern concepts of nirvana transcendentalism and being one with nature People wanted to experience life not study it They looked for extreme emotions whether they were good or bad Marry Shelly used all of these philosophies of the Romantic Period in writing Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein is a man with great ambition he is obsessed and self-centered His life is the mirror of a Greed Tragedy In his case the flaw is his excessive pride This flaw causes Victor to rush into
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