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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.

Frankenstein: A Story Still Valid Today

A 10 page paper which discusses how Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is still a valid story today. The paper discusses the subject of parenting and abandonment, and of how people often do not take responsibility for their own actions. These are issues that clearly involve mankind, no matter the time period, and as such are valid conditions that make Shelley's Frankenstein a work still relevant today. Bibliography lists 4 additional 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.

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.

Frankenstein or Monster: Which is the Hero?

A 5 page paper which examines the characters of Frankenstein and the monster, from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and discusses which is truly the hero. The paper argues that the monster is the hero. Bibliography lists 1 additional 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.

The Psychological Aspects of Victor Frankenstein

5 pages. Discusses the psychology of the man behind the monster. Ever since the birth of Shelley’s book in Geneva in 1816 the world has been drawn to this tale of the creating of life in a scientific laboratory. Based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Victor Frankenstein

In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is seen as an extension of his own creation, mirrored in behavior and psychological representations of the self. This 5 page paper explores the psychological associations of doubling as defined by Sigmund Freud. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Themes Concerning Parenting and Responsibility in "Frankenstein"

An 8 page paper which discusses various themes within Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" which speak of paternal and maternal abandonment. The paper also discusses other forms of abandonment and lack of responsibility as they involve Shelley's story. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Mary Shelley's, "Frankenstein":

This 3 page paper examines the differences between the demon in Mary Shelley's, "Frankenstein", versus the way that this monster is portrayed in other versions of the story. This paper highlights the understanding that the major difference is based upon the motivation of the "monster". In the Shelley version, he is motivated by his despair that occurs when he realizes that he cannot be loved by others. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Satan & Frankenstein’s Monster

A 4 page essay that discusses the similarities between Satan in Milton’s “Paradise Lost” and the character of Frankenstein’s Monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Both characters were expelled from the place where they were created by their creators. Both were are considered hideous in form. Both are evil. However, there are also differences between the two characters that relate to the very different intentions of each author. No additional sources cited.

Frankenstein: The Creature and Literature

A 3 page paper which examines the significance of the novels that the Creature reads in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” No additional sources cited.

The Exorcist and Frankenstein

A 4 page examination of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as they present the nature of evil and human nature. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Frankenstein: The Symbolism of the Monster

A 5 page paper which examines what the monster in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” symbolizes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.