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Frankenstein Intro

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Leigh Russo

on 25 March 2011

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Transcript of Frankenstein Intro

Frankenstein Mary Shelley Mary Shelley info:
married to Percy Bysshe Shelley
mother - feminist
father - reformer and radical philosopher Gothic Literature Elements of Gothic Lit
from reasoned order to supernatural
dark and dreadful
set in dark mysterious castles, towers, monastaries, underground passages
disquieting, mysterious atmosphere Romantic Elements rejection of the idea that reason could explain everything
faith in powers of nature and imagination Dangers of Technology cost of technology to human soul
speculations about where science was going
fears of technology Introduction A Ghostly Challenge nightmare of a
reanimated corpse Story Within a Story
within a story Cast of Characters Mrs. Saville
R. Walton
Victor Frankenstein
The Creature
Justine R. Walton writes Mrs. Saville (his sister) Walton discovers a traveler:
Victor Frankenstein "The Stranger's Story" Victor
Elizabeth, longtime family friend
Clerval, longtime friend Break! Time to read! Murder Mystery William murdered (Victor's younger brother)
Creature found by dead body
Justine confesses
Victor travels to the glaciers
Creature finds Victor and convinces Victor to listen The Creature's Story Felix
DeLacey Mary Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley Lord Byron Polidori
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