Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley

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Literary authors strive to create meaningful stories that affect generations to come through the process of romanticizing gothic literature. Through Frankenstein, Mary Shelley romanticizes gothic elements to inform readers of breaking normalities set by society. The novel Frankenstein is about a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, whose drive for knowledge gets out of hand after he creates a dangerous monster. Through the character of Victor Frankenstein, his desire to explore the unknown is romanticized for the purpose of developing his character of an outcast. The action of love is romanticized to set a tone of positivity to his unhealthy love of learning. Lastly, the settings show the theme of isolation of society, which in itself is breaking social normalities. Mary Shelley uses Frankenstein to warn readers of the consequences of defying social normalities through the romanticized gothic elements of the character of Victor Frankenstein, the action of love, and the settings. Frankenstein is used as a warning to readers of the consequences of going against the normalities in society through the character of Victor Frankenstein and his ongoing desire of the unknown. At first, Victor’s craving for scientific discovery is exhibited romantically. When Victor first attends the University of Ingolstadt, he throws himself into his schoolwork, saying that “from this day natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, in the most comprehensive sense of the term, became nearly my…

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