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Critical Literary Analysis Mary Shelleys Novel, Frankenstein
Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' / Life & Times
This 6 page research paper examines how Mary Shelley's own life, times and geographical locale illuminate her literary masterpiece, Frankenstein. Bibliography lists 5 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.
The Morality of Frankenstein
This 3 page paper discusses some of the moral and ethical issues raised by Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein.” Bibliography lists 1 source.
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN: FLAWED HERO
This essay tries to answer the question of whether Victor Frankenstein, in the Mary Shelley classic novel, acted heroically or was a flawed human being; a question that literary critics and analysists have attempted to answer for decades. Bibliography lists 4 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 'Frankenstein' / The Monster's Story
This 6 page paper provides an overview of the themes and impact of the Monster's story in the larger novel Frankenstein. In the center of Mary Shelley's novel, the Monster provides an insightful narrative that tells of his experiences after being created by Victor Frankenstein, a narrative that relates his process of learning about his surroundings, language and human emotion. This narrative provides a significant view of the psychology of human development, underscores the problems of creating life using technology, and substantiates the view of the internal conflicts and misperceptions of the Monster pertinent to the defense of his actions. No additional sources cited.
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.
Humanity in "Frankenstein"
This 5 page paper discusses Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein" and argues that the Creature actually exhibits more qualities of humanity than his creator, Dr. Frankenstein. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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.