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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.

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

A 3 page paper which examines the life of Mary Shelley. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Frankenstein

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

Shelley's Monster/Milton's Satan

An 8 page research paper that discusses how a comparison between John Milton's Paradise Lost and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein can reveal multiple layers of meaning in the latter work. The writer argues that Shelley's allusions to Milton, as well as direct quotes, demonstrate that her brooding tale was influenced by Milton's work. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'/ Romanticism & The Gothic

A 5 page analysis of Mary Shelley's novel in terms of these two dominant literary movements of the nineteenth century. The paper asserts that Frankenstein dovetails the typical Gothic theme of the living dead with that of science gone amuck to produce a story that vilifies technology instead of the individual -- just as Romanticism sets out to do. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Shelley's 'Frankenstein' vs. Wharton's 'The Age of Innocence'

A 7 page paper in which the writer argues that while both women were expressing changing attitudes in femininity thought in their books through contrast and duality, Edith Wharton's view was made through an expansive flowing growth and Mary Shelley's was from an explosive view. The purpose of both stories was to show the need for men and women to come together in equal treatment of women during different eras. Whereas Wharton looked at the changes from the idea of growing together, Shelley's view was of killing off the old ideas. No additional sources cited.

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"

A five page paper looking at Mary Shelley's novel in terms of its larger social significance. The paper concludes that Shelley hints at topics as far-ranging as the ethics of men playing God, to the importance of a father's role in the rearing of children, to the tragedy of imperialism -- all within the relatively simple story of a scientist who wished to replicate human life. Bibliography lists three sources.

Gender and Science in Keller and Shelley

A five page comparison of Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein" and Evelyn Fox Keller's nonfiction book "Reflections on Gender and Science." Particular stress is placed on the degree to which each author believes empiricism is gendered, and how the scientific community -- both in the nineteenth century and today -- has constructed and directed its own areas of study. Bibliography lists five 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'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.

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.

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.