Literary Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein ' Essay

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Frankenstein Literary Analysis
Frankenstein, a classic, written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley has become popular throughout the years, spawning various interpretations and media representations. Shelley wrote this novel in 19th century England which provided influence for her novel. Her upbringing was also very influential, with an emphasis on education and writing. She clearly shows some similarities and influence over her characters. Shelley’s Frankenstein is filled with characters that are well thought through and have deep meanings. Frankenstein’s creature is one of the main characters causing destruction but ultimately just wanting to belong. His creator, Frankenstein narrates the novel and is the main character, caught in his struggle for knowledge, which ultimately destroys him. “The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy, which she sought to people with imaginations of her own.(Shelley Ch 1)”. Robert Walton narrates the letters in the beginning of the novel giving insight and foreshadowing what is to come. If Frankenstein written by Shelley, has remained one of the greatest pieces of literature throughout time perhaps it is because of the events that occurred in 19th century england when the novel was created, Shelley’s background, or her well defined characters.
19th century England was struck by new ideas and lifestyles which surely influenced the writings of Mary Shelley. According to the article “The Cultural Significance…

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