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  • Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley

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    I have been informed that you are pushing to remove the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley from the school curriculum. I’ve decided to write to you and explain why I believe that you are misinformed, and in fact, why this is a huge importance to the students of today. Frankenstein is a classic which recounts the life and horrors of Victor Frankenstein, as told through a series of letters and narrations. His obsession with the natural world and science brings him to a state of mind which ultimately

  • 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

  • The Transformation by Mary Shelley

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    the mistake itself or the actions that fallow after seeing the daylight of their mistakes? Will the mistakes be left to suffer in silence or will that person submit to their fatalities in a humble manner? In the short story “Transformation” by Mary Shelley, the main character Guido recalls his life story and admits all the horrible mistakes he made, despite his shame and embarrassment. He’s a young man who was desperately in love with Juliet; although he was an arrogant and selfish man who disregarded

  • Mary Shelley 'Frankenstein'

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    companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him; but I am solitary and detested Mary Shelley The Creature in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus” needs a companionship as every ordinary human. Every man needs a woman, who will able to share moments of happiness and sadness, a woman who will be able to share thoughts and of course

  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

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    Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has undoubtedly withstood the test of time. Frankenstein’s direct association with fundamental Gothic literature is extremely renowned. However, the novel’s originality is derived from the foundational thematic values found within the relationship (or lack there of) between Victor Frankenstein and the monster he had created, in combination with a fascinatingly captivating plot. Understandably, Frankenstein can often be associated with a multitude of concepts; however,

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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    In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein is as much as a monster as his creation. They are related in many different ways such as the fact that they are both isolated from society. While the monster isolated from society due to his physical features, Victor is isolated from his family and of his creation of the monster. The monster is isolated because of his physical features. He is portrayed as ugly and a social outcast. The novel writes, "As I fixed my eyes on the child,

  • Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley

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    In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley introduces Victor Frankenstein’s creation known as the Creature. The Creature is portrayed as a morally ambiguous character, exhibited as neither purely malicious nor benevolent as his actions truly are malevolent yet his intentions and reasons can be understood to say the least. The Creature’s moral ambiguity is significant to the text as a whole as it emphasizes the theme that humans are neither purely evil nor good and our evil impulses are typically driven by the

  • The Monster By Mary Shelley

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    In Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” a young man who is passionate about the sciences sets out to bring life to inanimate body parts. The monster created by this compilation is so ugly that even his creator, Victor Frankenstein, rejects him. The creation is cast-off by all of society because of his appearance which drives the monster to commit many acts of senseless violence. Society must accept responsibility for the murders because they turned what could have been a helpful member of society

  • Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley

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    forbidden and the dark side of the human psyche; these were often discovered by gothic authors, as they were attracted in them. Frankenstein fits into this tradition well. Mary Shelly’s ideas for the story were influenced by experiments and scientific debates of that time. According to the article by Sharon Ruston Mary Shelley uses the concept of ‘Galvanism’ which was originally known as ‘animal electricity’. This was the idea of ‘Luigi Galvani’, he suggested that there was a form of electricity

  • Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley

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    You Don’t Have to Be a Monster, to Be a Monster. Find the definition of what a monster is and it means multiple things. Two definitions that are applicable to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein define monster as an imaginary monster that is large, ugly, and frightening or; as a person of repulsively unnatural character that exhibits extreme cruelty or wickedness as to appear inhuman (Oxford English Dictionary). While both meanings differ, the latter definition seeks to give negative character traits to