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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.


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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

"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.

Comparison of Christopher Marlowe’s 'Doctor Faustus' & Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein'

A 6 page paper which compares Christopher Marlowe’s 'Doctor Faustus' with Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein.' Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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.

Frankenstein and Vengeance

A 3 page paper which examines the monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as it involves the theme of vengeance. No additional sources cited.

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.

Analysis of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

A 3 page paper which examines various elements in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

A 3 page paper which examines the significance of Mary Shelley’s subtitle to Frankenstein; “The Modern Prometheus.” No additional sources cited.