Frankenstien, the modern day Prometheus

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How does Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein adhere to, comment upon, further, or disrupt a theme or significant idea of the Romantic period of British literature?

Much like in your context papers, you will need to consider how reading this text within the context of Romantic literature affects your view or understanding of the text. This may involve examining a theme in the text we have talked about extensively or one we have barely mentioned (perhaps because the novel is doing something different from common examples of Romantic literature).

You will need to preform close readings of the text to support your thesis (you will need a thesis at the end of the introduction), so choosing a specific theme or idea will be beneficial. This will also involve using specific textual evidence as support. You might choose a specific scene or chapter to focus on.

Since this is the 200th anniversary of the text, the conclusion should also comment on how the text (and the theme or idea you have discussed) has continued relevance in the twenty-first century. Feel free to referenc popular culture or current events to determine such relevance, but be sure to maintain focus on the theme your paper examines. Use MLA format

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Engl 262 Midterm Paper Due: February 21st : A hard copy submitted in class; an electronic copy due to ecampus by 11:59pm We have spent the past weeks discussing the Romantic age of British literature. As we begin read ing Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, be thinking about the different contexts, themes, and commonalities of this period. For the midterm, you will need to write an essay that answers the following question: How does Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein adhere to, comment upon, further, or disrupt a theme or significant idea of the Romantic period of British literature? Much like in your context papers, you will need to consider how reading this text within the context of Romantic literature affects your view or understanding of the text. This may involve examining a theme in the text we have talked about extensively or one we have barely mentioned (perhaps because the novel is doing something different from common examples of Romantic literature). You will need to preform close readings of the text to support your thesis (you will need a thesis at the end of the introduction), so choosing a specific theme or idea will be beneficial. This will also involve using specific textual evidence as support. You might choose a specific scene or chapter to focus on. Since this is the 200th anniversary of the text, the conclusion should also comment on how the text (and the theme or idea you have discussed) has continued relevance in the twenty-first century. Feel free to referenc popular culture or current events to determine such relevance, but be sure to maintain focus on the theme your paper examines. Outside research: You are not required to include secondary sources, but you are welcome to use the selections we read in class or prform your own research. I do, however, want the essay to rely on the primary text and your close readings, so I will allow only 1 secondary source which must be fully cited and make a useful contribution to the essay. Include a works cited page that cites the primary text (Frankenstein) and a secondary source if applicable. Length: 4 pages Format: Times New Roman, 12pt font, double spaced, MLA (heading page numbers, etc) , and a descriptive title ...
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How does Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein adhere to, comment upon, further, or disrupt a theme or
significant idea of the Romantic period of British literature?
Introduction
Frankenstein is a novel written in form of letters, where Robert Walton writes to his sister about
the story of Frankenstein before he died. The story gives a personal experience of Frankenstein
hence it is written in first person. The story allows the readers to access the thoughts, emotions
and Frankenstein in first person. The novel is a combination of gothic and romantic elements
hence making it unique and more interesting. This novel is gothic since it tell about the creature
Satan, and how he was cast out by his creator (Jones, n.p). It alludes the Bible, on the story of the
creature Satan, and the novel Paradise Lost by john Milton. This novel contains a variety of
themes but for this case we shall into the theme of life and death.
The theme of life and death
Life and Death has been expressed a lot of times in this novel. In the main plot of the story, the
main character finally kills victor and those close to him. Where there is life there is death,
unless the creature is immortal. According to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, life is depicted as a
game, which has an abnormal balance. It explains further on artificial procreation and how
unusual it is. It also discusses...

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