The Literary Movement Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein And The Legendary Modern Prometheus Or Frankenstein

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Romanticism is a movement in the arts and literature that emphasizes inspiration and the primacy of an individual. Romanticism in literature originated in Germany, with famous writers Johann Wolfgang and Samuel Taylor, and quickly spread to America around the 1800 's, after English poetry was revolutionized. Romantics often explore faraway places of medieval folklore and legends in their writings. Mary Shelley learned from the experts, using some concepts from her background and tied it into romanticism in the legendary Modern Prometheus or Frankenstein. In Frankenstein, some of the main concepts of behind the literary movement can be found in setting and character development. Originally published in 1818, encoded in the novel is Shelley 's image of sleepless emotions too painful for her waking personality to deal with. Her inventive image of man-made life is taken as emerging from the confrontation of her hopes of secure love with painful events in her life with husband, Percy Shelley. (Shelley). The influence of her husband contributed to one of the most authentically Romantic works today. Shelley took the concept of romanticism, using scenes and images from the natural world to spark the imagination of her audience. The setting of this novel stands for two things. The word “romance” is referred to in a sense of men and women and symbolizes her character’s state of minds and the connection they have with nature. Shelley clouds the idea of romanticism being incorporated…

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