Gender Roles In Frankenstein

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Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century:
What Happened to the Gender Roles?

Sherly Familia
EUH 2001
Professor Miller
November 6, 2017
The Romantic Movement arose in the late eighteenth century. Many intellectuals pinpoint the start of the French Revolution chaos, Romanticism became the most important movement that shortly stood as a reviving force, a revolution for ideas, emotion, and reason. Although gender inequalities have prestige been prevalent in many societies for centuries. Soon the Romanticism ideals started to appear in the literature, paintings, politics, and poetry that began to challenge the status from society that men and women had in the nineteenth century. It was the idea that men and women are just as equal,
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The history of the gender equality movement is an economic, political, social and intellectual history that shaped the relationship between men and women. This philosophical and creative movement sought after emotion, creativity and free expression in every person. Women soon became an important part of the Romantic writing, it showed that they could be creative and think for themselves. One of the best-known Romantic work is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. A brief synopsis of Mary Shelley’s popular work describes it as, “Told as a twisted creation myth, a study of individual genius gone wrong, the novel remains one of the most memorable characterizations in the literature of the limits of reason and the impossibility of controlling nature” . In this popular work, Mary Shelley challenges some absurd Romantic ideals of that time. She wanted to make a new vision for the world that was so against equality for the sexes. Romanticism became a way for people to express their thinking through writing. Romanticism spread beyond Europe with the literature of men and …show more content…
The canvases could project a fighting feeling or a warmth feeling, depending on what the artist wanted to evoke. Artists presented their work as a progressive movement in society. They used their artistic abilities to try to capture an emotional response to whoever viewed the artwork. The famous painter J. M. W. Turner took nature as his muse and with the help of his brush created colorful truthful work of art. Many critics called his artwork incomprehensible and unconventional to which he replied, “I did not paint it to be understood” . Turners visual in the arts influenced many generations from our time. He wanted to convey the relationship that men and nature, his brushstrokes and colors made the soul of the viewer interpret what emotions meant for them. Turner leads the way to new techniques in the arts that could still be seen today such as impressionism and modernism. Nonetheless, women had not yet gained the education or rights necessary in life for them to choose a profession in the

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