The Bourgeois And Marxism In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein parallels the historical era of the bourgeois and proletariat as the actions in that time influence Shelley’s characters actions. Revolutionary German economist, Karl Marx, wrote heavily on the issue of communism and the issue between social classes similarly to the roles played by the protagonist and the antagonist in the novel. Despite the irony of the characters overcoming their social standards, Marx 's’ influences did not fail to be recognized. The harshness of not only the societies but the conditions they live with as well, are heavy indications that there is a separation between the classes. The idea of marxism originated in the late 19th century as Karl Marx, a German philosopher, chose to deeply elaborate …show more content…
Frankenstein is born into a life of luxury and very much pampered from childhood until his elder years as he seeks more than his mind can contain. Similarly to the real bourgeois who brought the Industrial Revolution technology, Frankenstein brought the monster to life with the power of technology. The monster was created in comparison to how proletarians used to work. Assembly lines represented artificial creations which is exactly how the monster came into life. The revolt of the Proletarians is also shown within the monsters character as he seeks lifelong revenge against his creator, the bourgeois. The marxist views follow all the way to the location, as even the scenery of nature gives the implication that only natural environments can heal those damaged by such effects.
Karl Marx, wrote heavily on the issue of communism and the issue between social classes similarly to the roles played by the protagonist and the antagonist in the novel. Despite the irony of the characters overcoming their social standards, the true ideals of marxism is yet to be met in the story of Frankenstein.The harshness of not only the societies but the conditions they live with as well, are heavy indications that there is a separation between the

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