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Frankenstein

A 6 page paper which analyzes Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein": The Theme of Nature

A 10 page discussion of Mary Shelley’s incorporation of nature in her novel. The author of this paper contends that Shelley employs nature to contrast the characteristics of Frankenstein and his creator Victor as well as to emphasize the error of mans ways in going against nature. Through various components of nature Shelley manages to instill deeper meaning, intrigue, and realism to a story which might otherwise be dismissed by some as only science fiction. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' vs. Stevenson's 'Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde' # 2

This 8 page paper compares and contrasts the novels, Frankenstein (1818), by Mary Shelley and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson. Specifically discussed is the dual nature of man explored in both books. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Comparison & Contrast of Neoclassicism in Samuel Johnson’s “Rasselas” With the Romanticism in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

A 6 page paper which compares and contrasts the neoclassicism in Samuel Johnson’s novel, 'Rassselas,' with the romanticism displayed in Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein' in terms of how each literary movement affected theme, plot, character and settings. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

CLERVAL, FRANKENSTEIN AND FRIENDSHIP

This paper discusses the significane of the friendship between Henry Clerval and Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein. The essay examines what, symbolically and physically, the friendship represents to Frankenstein. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

MARY SHELLEY’S MONSTER

This 6 page paper gives a short synopsis of the book, then analyzes Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, for symbolism and theme. Emphasis is placed on the novel's themes and symbols paralleling Shelley's own life. Also included are excerpts from David Colling's essay about Shelley and the feminine maternal parallels. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Shelley's Frankenstein/Dangers of Scientific Progress

A 6 page essay that examines Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The writer argues Shelley's novel seems to speak directly to the modern reader and offer explicit warning against scientific discovery unregulated by restrictions of morality or responsibility. Victor Frankenstein, Shelley's brilliant protagonist/scientist, suffers a tragic downfall worthy of the ancient Greek tragedians. Shelley's text suggests that this occurs due to two failings. First of all Frankenstein, like the ancient Greek tragic heroes, is guilty of hubris, that is, excessive pride, of "attempting to be like God" (Madigan 48), but also, he initially does not take responsibility for his actions. Furthermore, in his hubris, Frankenstein exhibits two characteristics that he himself castigates, "cowardice and carelessness," which he exhibits in the manner in which he deals with his creation (Shelley 37). Bibliography lists 4 sources.

How Mary Shelley's Life is Reflected in "Frankenstein"

A 5 page paper which examines how Mary Shelley's life is reflected in her classic Gothic novel, "Frankenstein," such as the death of her mother, the death of her son and the loneliness of her life as depicted in the characters of Victor Frankenstein, the monster, and the primary narrator, Robert Walton. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' / Was She Playing God in the Creation of Frankenstein's Monster?

This 6 page paper provides an analysis of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, with a concentration on the argument that Mary Shelley was attempting to play God in the creation of the monster. This paper is an argumentative essay that supports this perspective utilizing passages from the text as well as elements in the history of Shelley's life. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Frankenstein/Defending the Monster

A 4 page essay that argues that Mary Shelley's portrayal of the Monster in her novel Frankenstein, indicts Dr. Victor Frankenstein rather than misbegotten creature that he brings into the world. In Shelley's novel, it is clear that the monster is an innocent, a "child" who has been deprived not only of his birth right, which is the love of his "parent," Dr. Frankenstein, but also of being able to have any place within human society and all because of his appearance, not because of his character. An examination of Shelley's text makes it clear that it is human society and, specifically Dr. Frankenstein, who is at fault and not the poor monster who did not ask to be created. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

CAT HEAD

This 5 page paper contrasts and compares Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein on issues and concepts of 'body' and word usage. Examples given directly from the texts of both books. Cited and quoted. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A Victorian View of Deviance

A 12 page research paper that examines three nineteenth century, Victorian narratives-- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and E.T.W. Hoffman's The Sand-man. The writer contrasts and compares these works from a standpoint that includes the Victorian concepts of criminality and deviance. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Mary Shelley/Victor Frankenstein

A 5 page essay that explores and analyzes the role of Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's famous novel. The writer argues that Shelley's narrative demonstrates how Victor chose to step out side the boundaries of the social system, and then to ignore his own socialization as a child in dealing with the "infant" that he created. It is therefore Victor who became monstrous through his anti-social behavior. No additional sources cited.

MARY SHELLEY’S MESSAGES ABOUT SEX, REPRODUCTION AND THE CITY(a psychologial analysis)

This 7 page paper discusses the elements apparent in the work of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein. The themes of motherhood, miscarriages, sex, gender, is discussed from a psychological context based on events in Shelley's life. Examples given from the text, and cited.Bibliography lists 5 sources.

WOMEN IN FRANKENSTEIN AND WERTHER

This paper compares two women in literature; Lotte in Goethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther" and Elizabeth in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." The essay discusses how each woman relates to the male lead in the story, and how each woman's actions drive the plot of the novels.