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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.
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.
Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' / Socialization Of The Monster
A 5 page paper discussing how the Creature in Mary Shelley's novel learned to be a self-educated, articulate, sensitive man. The paper speculates that had he lived in the twentieth century, more help would have been available to socialize him. Bibliography lists 3 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.
Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' / Critical Analysis
A 4 page paper discussing the Mary Shelley novel 'Frankenstein' and how it serves as an illustration of the 'other-ness' which is hidden within every person and contains the elements of destruction, ostracism, and lonely solitude. Bibliography lists three sources and provides a 1 page outline of the report.
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.
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.
THEMATIC SIGNIFICANCE IN MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN
This 5 page paper discusses the confrontation of Victor Frankenstein with his creation in Chapter Ten of Mary Shelley's novel. Thematic elements are presented, explained, analyzed and quoted from the text. A short synopsis of Chapter ten is offered. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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.
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.
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.