Literary Analysis Of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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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
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According to the article “The Cultural Significance of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein”, when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, Enlightenment ideas were very prevalent in society, with a focus on exploring science and what it had to offer. Romanticism was another popular idea during this time period which emphasized supernatural and morbid thought, which conflicted with the science driven Enlightenment ideas (McGhee). Tim Lambert states that England during this era was deeply affected by the industrial revolution, facing a population boom, high infant mortality, large families, a big working class, and movement away from religion. This time period provided Shelley with inspiration for one of the greatest novels of all …show more content…
According to SparkNotes Editors, Frankenstein 's creature is faced by hatred from victor, but throughout the novel two sides of him show, a sensitive and compassionate side, and one that it drawn to do evil things ("Analysis of Major Characters-The Monster."). As stated by Glen Tickle, The creature remains unnamed by both Shelley and Frankenstein, and the creature also shows an intelligent side, referring to Victor as his father. ("It’s Not Wrong to Call the Monster “Frankenstein”). Frankenstein’s monster is faced with a dilemma. He does terrible things, but then again he has no one, and his own creator does not even want him. The creature shows different sides of himself throughout the novel becoming more humanized as the novel progresses. According to Coghill the monster represents another side of Victor’s personality, particularly his conscience ("Character Analysis The Monster."). The man who made the creature, Victor Frankenstein also is an intriguing character who is important in both the creature and the novel’s

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