Essay about Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

1451 Words Nov 28th, 2016 6 Pages
Women take a backseat during Romantic Literature, as they are not prominently discussed during the literature of the time. In the Romantic Era, women are no longer lusted over, instead they are once again just seen in poor light. Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein was a new type of literature for the time, as culture began to shift towards placing a heavy emphasis on science. This emphasis on science was very different than the emphasis of rebellion as seen in the Metaphysical Era. Shelly had a sense that great spirits were now on Earth sojourning, and used the spirit of the times. This era had a very intellectual climate, which is obvious throughout Shelley’s literature. Shelly released her artistic energy and experimental boldness through her works. Science, imagination, and emotion were popular topics to be discussed in Romantic Literature. This time was an evaluation and reflection of intense feelings. However, romanticism is not focused on relationships and love, it is a way of looking at the world. As science was heavily emphasized during this time, people were secularizing the 18th century. Science versus God was heavily debated upon during the Romantic Era. Frankenstein reflects the science emphasis of the time, as the main character is a male scientist. Frankenstein lacks strong lead female characters. The lack of female characters suggests that women are not focussed on much at all during this time. Women’s roles tend to go in reverse when compared to the Metaphysical…

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