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Frankenstein Overview

A breif introduction to Frankenstein
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Jennifer Gray

on 7 March 2016

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Transcript of Frankenstein Overview

Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley
What is a frame narrative?
The Monster tells
a story to Victor
Who tells that story
to Walton
Who tells that story to his sister
Influences
The death and writings of her mother
The death of her child, half sister, and Shelley's wife
Scientific progress
Galvanism: the reanimation
of dead tissue with electricity
Some more helpful terms
Gothic novel: writing involving
mystery,horror, and the
supernatural.
Allusion: a reference in writing
to a work of art, piece of
literature, mythology, or Biblical
story or character.
A story within
a story
Allusions in Frankenstein:
Paradise Lost
Rime of the
Ancient Mariner
Myth of Prometheus
And the following allusions...
such as...
Mary Wollstonecraft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus
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