## Frankenstein Essays

### Frankenstein in Relation to Promethean Traits Mitchell Smith10th Grade

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Man is a deleterious being, a poison to itself and enervates the very foundation of the world it calls home. Forsaken to bear the weight our sins, we humans cannot veer from this obstinate track, a byproduct of our mulish actions. Mary Shelly...

### Three Separate Narratives within Shelley's Frankenstein Rochelle Ann MaloneyCollege

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In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the novel is formed of three interlinked but ultimately separate narratives. The outer frame for the narrative takes the form of Walton’s letters to his sister Margaret. It is through this conduit that Victor’s...

### The Consequences of Disrupting the Natural Order of Things in Gothic Literature AnonymousCollege

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The opposition between the natural and the unnatural is particularly prominent in gothic literature and the transgression of the boundaries between the two is often seen to be condemned. In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth(1606), Mary Shelley’s novel ...

### Eye Am Blind Anonymous12th Grade

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There is an old cliché which remarks that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Eyes convey meaning and emotion. They reflect happiness, love, fear, and pain. They hold secrets, reveal lies, and leak emotion. They allow us to see the world around...

### Madness, Violence, Science: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein AnonymousCollege

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The creation of life is a cautionary metaphor for the advancement of science in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Today, however, this type of life-generating science is commonplace. It does not take place in the laboratory of a mad scientist, but in...

### Frankenstein as a Feminist Novel. Anonymous12th Grade

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Literature is an amalgamation of historical and social context alongside the writer’s personal feelings. This is why a sole interpretation of ‘Frankenstein’ is so difficult to come up with. Shelley came from a radical background of two vocally...

### Gender Roles in Frankenstein Sierra-Lynn KrohnemannCollege

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During the 1800’s, when Mary Shelley first began to write, she struggled to show her husband Percy that she was in charge of herself and her artistry. Shelley describes Percy as constantly being anxious about her having to prove herself and find...

### Science and the Sublime in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Christine ZopfCollege

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For many, it is hard to think of the world of science and the art of literature working in tandem. In the 1800s, the discipline of natural philosophy rapidly changed due to the Enlightenment, moving toward formal sciences. Romanticism served as...

### The Objectification of Safie in Frankenstein Anonymous12th Grade

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Over time, the presence of patriarchal ideologies in the Western world has lessened drastically. Yet in the past, women have lived in brutal societal conditions that most people, especially men, cannot imagine. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the...

### Depictions of Danger in Frankenstein and The War of the Worlds India Martin12th Grade

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Both The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley are novels that introduce dangers in the form of an ‘enemy’ – the details of which enemy are largely unknown by the reader. Wells and Shelley, though dealing with enemies...

### Romantic Politics: Writing Politics in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' and the Poetry of Percy Shelley AnonymousCollege

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Revolution was a key idea to the philosophy of the Romantic writers, whether it be social, cultural or aesthetic. It is in the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, however, that the most overt revolutionary political statements are made while ...

### Desire and Revenge in Frankenstein and Prometheus Anonymous12th Grade

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In the wide spectrum of humanistic characteristics, that of desire is one of the most prominent. It is an emotion that is challenging to resist, as it tends to control many aspects of life because of the strength it possesses. In the realm of...

### Mary Shelley: Opposition of the Religion of Peace Caden James Pfeiffer 9th Grade

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In the early 1800s, tense relationships between Europe and the rest of the world greatly impacted modern world history. In 1803, the newly formed United States nearly doubled its domain after purchasing the Louisiana Territory from France. Soon...

### Mary Shelley’s Depiction of the Dangers of Artificial Intelligence Carson William Miner10th Grade

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Author Mary Shelley uses the creature in her book Frankenstein to depict the dangers of humans creating artificial intelligence. Shelley presents these ideas through using Victor Frankenstein as a creator of a new species of life, and the creature...

### Frankenstein: Weather, Seasons, and Emotional Symbolism Anonymous10th Grade

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Mary Shelley develops the character Victor Frankenstein, a young chemist who discovers the secrets of creating life, with an unending thirst for knowledge. His studies and desires lead him to build a Creature which wreaks havoc on Victor and all...

### Creature versus Creator Anonymous12th Grade

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Published in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein remains a revolutionary literary achievement whose iconic monster continues to captive modern readers. William Shakespeare, hundreds of years prior to Shelley, also cast a monster at the center of his...

### The Reversal of Power: A Marxist Reading of Frankenstein AnonymousCollege

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As Victor Frankenstein of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein delves deeper into his search for the causes of life, he becomes consumed by his quest for the answer to his question as he toils over his creation – a decrepit but mortal form compiled of...

### Literature: The Hidden and Obscure in Great Expectations and Jane Eyre AnonymousCollege

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Bennett and Royle, in their book An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory’, state that the relationship between literature, secrecy and secrets is fundamental1’. In the novels I have chosen, this `fundamental’ dynamic is seen in their...

### The Theme of Knowledge Portrayed in Frankenstein Anonymous12th Grade

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Humankind has been unravelling the secrets of the universe for millennia, discovering more about the world in the process; but will we ever reach a point where we know too much? That is indeed the premise of Shelley’s “The Modern Prometheus”; a...

### Technology's Effect on Human Relationships: Comparing Station Eleven and Frankenstein AnonymousCollege

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In western society, technology has become so entrenched into our lives that we are seemingly unable to perform daily tasks without it. Technology is ubiquitous, rapidly evolving, and provides many benefits to society. From smartphones, to digital...

### Frankenstein: A Reflection of Culture and Fear AnonymousCollege

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The story of how and why author Mary Shelley wrote the novel Frankenstein is a story within itself. Living as a young woman in 19th century England who experienced a notable amount of pain and loss was heavily reflected in her writing. Each aspect...

### Gender Roles in Frankenstein and Fantomina Sangida BagumCollege

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It is no surprise that the function of men and women in a society plays a huge role in the pieces of literature that would arise during a specific time. The roles of both men and women in the 18th century, for example, may even align with those in...

### Science turns into Catastrophe Faiza Narsinghani9th Grade

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It is hard to believe that there was a time even before the Internet, seeing how it is used so frequently. As technology started to become more popular, no one considered the ramifications of identity theft. The main source of these crimes are...