Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Romanticism, which started in the late 1700s, is a literary movement where people focus on thoughts and emotions instead of logic and reasoning. The virtuoso community would find the movement positive because it drives people into improving their relationship with nature better and visualizing their own fantasy world. The Romantic era is very popular in European countries and also considers learning more about of individual life, society, and the interconnections of humanity, nature, and divinity (“Romanticism 1”). English Romanticism being trendy in Europe, people would vent their outlooks onto their personal fiction works such as Mary Shelley. Shelley uses vivid creativity and romantic elements to create one of her admired novels, Frankenstein. In Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, most of the characters prove their compassion for mankind, prove their rejection of technology and science, and prove their involvement in a romantic quest. These several characteristics will show that characters in the novel gains friendships for being kindhearted, finds opportunities to explore the world, but also becomes alarmed when science and technology is more superior after learning about new forbidden knowledge.

First, characters show compassion for mankind in many chapters. Henry Clerval, who is Victor Frankenstein’s childhood friend, takes care of an ill…

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