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Feminist Overtones in Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein”: The Symbolism in the Role of “Victor”

A 5 page discussion of Mary Shelly’s classic science fiction. The author contends that the underlying theme of subjugation could be interpreted to apply to the societal situation which the feminist movement as a whole has revolted against. The primary perpetrator of this situation in Mary Shelly’s "Frankenstein" is identified as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s fictional creator. No additional sources are listed.

WHAT IS A LITERARY MONSTER?

This 6 page paper discusses the definition of 'monster' as offered by the examples in Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, and John Gardner's Grendel. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Frankenstein: An Example of English Romanticism:

This seven-page-paper presents an overview of the reasons “Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein”classifies as an English Romanticism. Bibliography lists ten sources.

Science and Frankenstein; A Feminist Perspective

This 7 page paper looks at Mary Shelly's famous work and the science that is portrayed in that book. Some of the science seen in the book has become more possible and more likely in recent years, whilst some is still fantasy. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this papers examination of Frankenstein is the way that the science is presented when considered in the light of gender issues and the monster being seen as a possible feminist alter ego. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

"Frankenstein" and "Maezel's Chess Player"

A 5 page paper which examines aspects of humanity and science as they involve the characters in Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" and Edgar Allan Poe's "Maezel's Chess Player." No additional sources cited.

The Dehumanization of Frankenstein Compared To that of Frederick Douglass

A 6 page comparison of the dehumanization to which Frederick Douglass was exposed as a slave to that to which Frankenstein, the 'monster' of Mary Shelly's creation, was exposed to. No additional sources cited.

Frankenstein: Tragic Figure?

A 5 page paper which examines Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" and discusses whether or not he is a tragic figure. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

Monster or Hero?: Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein"

An 8 page discussion of the inner characteristics of the fictional character of Frankenstein. Identifies Frankenstein's diligent efforts to learn to communicate as much of an act of heroism as the aid he renders to the blind man or in saving the crops of the poor. Bibliography lists 4 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': Characterization Development Of Protagonist Victor Frankenstein

5 pages in length. Mary Shelley' Frankenstein utilizes several components in developing the characterization of protagonist Victor Frankenstein, which becomes quite clear when one examines character description, character behavior, other character's thoughts about him, as well as what he thinks about himself. In this precedence-setting novel, Shelley’s novel is more than it appears on the surface; clearly, when one looks at the dark undertones and truly begins to feel what Victor was doing and feeling throughout the story, one might wonder whether Shelly's purpose was to portray Victor as more a representative of death rather than life. Within the first chapter, the reader finds Victor possessively obsessed with his adopted sister Elizabeth, who, he claims, was 'my more than sister, since till death she was to be mine only.' This early indication sets up the reader for the further understanding of his obsessive nature, ultimately leading to the conclusion his character development. Bibliography lists 4 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 "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.

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.