in Elisabeth letter to victor there is one example of shelleys support for the revolution in france and republican society. identify the passage

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Although I am not sure about any particular passage in which this is the case, this is an interesting take on the novel and the French Revolution which might be of help:

The creation of the monster is explained to have come about because of his unruly passion to chase after something that was out of his control. Basically Frankenstein was a product of unchecked intellectual ambition which got misled transforming him into a hollow existence. Shelley describes the tragedy that could result from having ambitious aspirations with no real action to achieve those aspirations and living life quite to the contrary. This was the romantic sentiment that prevailed during her time and the monster was a fictional depiction of this state of mind.

A new concept of divine creative activity cropped up amongst the locals during the French Revolution. In the novel Dr. Frankenstein is also shown as ascribing to this concept. However he is shown as rejecting responsibility after achieving his goal which was the spirit of overreaching in its dangers that Mary Shelley aimed to portray.

Basically the lofty ideals of the disillusioned romantics viewing the time of the French Revolution were captured in the accents of the character of Frankenstein as portrayed by the author in her most famous novel. In the years to come Frankenstein became a popular fictional character featured in many comics, television series and cartoons.


"The republican institutions of our country have produced simpler and happier manners than those which prevail in the great monarchies that surround it. Hence there is less distinction between the several classes if its inhabitants; and the lower orders, being neither so poor nor so despised, their manners are more refined and moral. A servant in Geneva does not mean the same thing as a servant in France and England."


"Frankenstein" text. Ch. 6