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Introduction to Frankenstein

This presentation focuses on the history of the author (Mary Shelley) and her story, Frankenstein
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Ravneet Bains

on 22 November 2012

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Introduction to Frankenstein
November 20, 2012 About the Author Background Information - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” Family - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” Intelligence - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” - Excelled in her lessons
- She was intelligent, observant, and very well-read
- She respected her father and mother Marriage to Percy B. Shelley - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” - May 1814, she met Percy B. Shelley, a poet
- She eloped with him in July 1814
- She married him on December 30, 1816
- Three of her four children died Surrounded by Death Death is Everywhere... - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” - Her mother died soon after her birth
- Her half-sister Fanny committed suicide
- Between 1815-1819, three of her four children died - In 1822, Percy died in a boating accident
- Mary returned to England Creation of Frankenstein A Storytelling Competition - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” The First Edition - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” - Published anonymously in 1818 in London
- Immediately captured attention
- Frankenstein creates a monster who then avenges himself against his creator Title The Modern Prometheus - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” - From Greek mythology
- Titan who created humankind, and then stole fire from the Gods to give to his creations
- Chained to a rock by Zeus for all of eternity
- Each day, an eagle would peck out his liver
- Links to Frankenstein Popular Culture Films, Plays, Television Shows, etc. - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” - One of the most famous film versions:
Frankenstein (1931) directed by James Whale, starring Colin Clive as Frankenstein and Boris Karloff as the Monster Clip from Frankenstein (1931) - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” Stills from Frankenstein (1931) - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” Mary Shelley died of brain cancer on February 1, 1851, when she was just 54 years old. Influences Mary Shelley's Influences - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- Percy B. Shelley's poems: Mont Blanc and Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude Relation to Mary Shelley's Life:
- Problems of the orphan/broken family
- Idea of death
- Representation of women - in the shadows? Makeup from Frankenstein (1931) - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” Mary Shelley and the Monster? - Mary Wollstonecraft Goodwin
-Born August 30, 1797 in London, England
- Frankenstein, published in 1818.
-One of the major “Romantics” And...we can finally start talking about the novel!
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