To what extent is Frankenstein typical of gothic literature?

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To what extent is Frankenstein typical of gothic literature? In you answer make close references to its context and Mary Shelly's use of language. This essay will assess how typical of the gothic genre writings is
Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein". The novel was written at a time when electricity was first discovered and Galvanism was being explored, mainly for medical reasons. People at this time were ignorant and sceptical of medicine and so most people would have been disgusted by these studies. At this time the Romantic period was well under way, this movement (which Mary shelly and her husband Percy Shelly who was a poet belonged to) was about freedom of thought, the beauty of nature and the imagination. It was also a time of
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In the gothic genre most of the characters ate isolated and lonely, and in the novel of "Frankenstein" the main characters are all both solitary and isolated protagonists. Frankenstein had all of his greatest loves and people who he cares about are murdered by his creation, which in its self is ironic. Even before his friends and family are taken away from him, he is lonesome because in guarding his secret he is pushing others away from him for fear that they would be discussed with him, due to the advancements in medicine at the time, people were sceptical of chances. We can see this in the novel with
Frankenstein's professor, he died because ordinary people had very little knowledge of medical that could be provided and what good it would do them, and when trying to give someone a injection to benefit there health, he unfortunately didn't see it like that and stabbed the professor, who died as direct result. The monster we can see is remote and friendless because he is so detestable, ugly and abhorrent, people attack him when they see him, and his only friends didn't know that he existed, till they too saw him and attacked him. He explains this to
Frankenstein when they meat, "solitude was my only consolation-deep dark, deathlike solitude" Using alliteration to stress the solitude.
The third main character that we see is again lonely because she is left behind for years at a time when Frankenstein if off creating his
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