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A Comparison / The Creature & The Underground Man

A 6 page essay which compares the character of the Underground Man in Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground to the character of the creature in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The writer demonstrates that there are numerous similarities between the two characters, and that their differences make the creature the more sympathetic of the two. No additional sources cited.

Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' / The Doctor vs. The Victim

A 5 page comparison of Victor Frankenstein himself with the Creature he made. The paper characterizes Dr. Victor Frankenstein as a portrait of all those scientific over-achievers who give no heed to the ethics of their experimentations, and Victor's Creature as the representation all those victims who have to live with the effects. Bibliography lists three sources.

Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' / Socialization Of The Monster

A 5 page paper discussing how the Creature in Mary Shelley's novel learned to be a self-educated, articulate, sensitive man. The paper speculates that had he lived in the twentieth century, more help would have been available to socialize him. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Comparative Analysis of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”

A 5 page paper compares and contrasts the relationships of each literary work, God/Satan, Frankenstein/Creature, Marlow/Kurtz, in order to demonstrate how there is a progressive erosion of religious belief from “Paradise Lost,” while man searched for the meaning of life which he hoped he would find through the knowledge of science and the acquisition of material wealth, while never quite relinquishing the traditional religious myth that some knowledge is divinely forbidden. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Acculturation of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" Creature

A 6 page paper which examines the actions and reflections of the creature, disclosed through the double frame of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Captain Robert Walton. Specifically considered is the creature's growing awareness, interactions with others, and the grasp of the materials that provide for his self-education so that conclusions may be drawn about his sensibility, psychological/moral/ethical states, his interactions with others, progression of his character to evaluate whether he is truly a "monster." Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Theme of Obsession in “Frankenstein”

This 5 page paper discusses the types of obsession portrayed in “Frankenstein,” including the obsession of Frankenstein for his experiments in creation; his subsequent obsession with fleeing from the creature; and the creature’s obsession with revenge. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" - The Monster's Story

A 7 page paper which examines what the monster's story/voice is; whether the monster is a mere life form or actually acquires human qualities and if so, what and how; considers if the creature possesses a soul and if so, what the implications are for the creature and the novel. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Victims in Frankenstein

This 5 page paper considers the classic novel Frankenstein and argues that the real victim of the doctor’s obsession is the Creature itself. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Monsters and Their Masters

This 6 page paper discusses the similarities in the way that Frankenstein treats his Creature in the novel Frankenstein, and Prospero treats Caliban in the play The Tempest.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Oppression and Unfairness: How Prospero and Frankenstein Create Monsters

This 12 page paper argues in part that their terrible treatment of the Creature and Caliban led to these “monsters” despicable acts. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Miltonian Characterization in Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of how Shelley's "Frankenstein" uses Miltonian characterization. The creature's links to Adam and Satan are explored. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Mary Shelley’s Original “Frankenstein” and the Social Construction of Gender:

This 5 page report discusses Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s (1797-1851) “Frankenstein” and the ways in which serves as a metaphor for the social realities regarding gender in the early 19th century. The premise is that women are rejected in their efforts to be whole as surely as the monster was. In fact, the circumstances of the early 19th century would appear to people of the early 21st century to have been more disturbing than what was faced by Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s hapless creature. Bibliography lists only the primary source.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

(5 pp)The complex system of framing devices used in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, where in some parts, the Creature is telling the story to Victor Frankenstein, who, then tells the story to-Captain Robert Walton, who chooses to -recount the story in letters to-Margaret Saville. This story-telling device, not only let's us know what is going on, but it also informs us of the attitudes of those telling the tale, and who does, or does not know about someone else. This complex confidentiality will be examined in this discussion.

Frankenstein's Creature and the Bible's Adam

A seven page paper comparing these two famous creations in terms of their creators' intentions and reactions toward them. The paper concludes that whereas God loved his creation despite the fact that Adam sinned, Frankenstein hated his Creature who had done nothing wrong at all. Bibliography lists eight sources.

Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' / Human Source of the Monster

A 5 page paper examining the relationship between Mary Shelley's own feelings of parental abandonment and the way the Creature is abandoned by his creator. The paper goes over the main points of Shelley's life up to the writing of Frankenstein, and compares them to events in the book. Bibliography lists 9 sources.