Essays Tagged: "Mary Shelley"

Frankenstein, a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today.

TechnologyIn Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, written in the late nineteenth century by Mary Shelley, Shelley proposes that knowledge and its effects can be dangerous to individuals and al ... xtraordinary means forms the basis for Frankenstein. Many people also believe that a nightmare that Mary Shelley had could also be partly responsible for the creation of the novelts effects can be dan ...

(7 pages) 304 1 4.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Forbidden Fruit, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

and him. The Monster then turned bitter and vengeful, and hated his creator for giving him life. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Creature symbolizes fallen innocence, his childlike naivete strippe ...

(3 pages) 78 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Creator's Faults in the Creation. Refers to Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", or the "Modern Prometheus"

ve of the attitudes of thosewho raised them. In the novel Frankenstein : Or the Modern Prometheus byMary Shelley, Dr. Victor Frankenstein is the sole being that can takeresponsibility for the creature ... s] crimes'(95). Frankenstein is incorrect, however in assuming that the creature isinherently evil. Mary Lowe-Evans states that ,'Nothing in Frankenstein ismore unexpected than the Creature's sensitiv ...

(5 pages) 187 0 2.2 Aug/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Subjectivity of the Character "Safie" in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Even though she is only mentioned in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for a relatively brief period, the character, Safie, is very interesting ... es against the Turks throughout the portion of the book dealing with Safie. In order to examine why Mary Shelley included such biases in her work, one must first acknowledge the distinct possibility t ... (they come) up against the Orient as a European... first , as an individual second(Said 306).Thus, Mary Shelley's somewhat slanted portrayal of Safie and her father is not only unintentional, but a s ...

(8 pages) 73 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Frankenstein by Shelley - Perceptions by society

ow much money their family has, it is a topic that most feel too uncomfortable to examine. However, Mary Shelley had the courage to verbalize the pain and suffering that results from oppression and ju ... would love him for who he was, and not him for what he didn't look like.In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley does an excellent job at challenging the traditional ideas of race, class, and cultural ...

(4 pages) 51 1 3.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Both Steinbeck And Shelley Create Characters Who Are Alienated From Society. Discuss How Their Characters Are Portrayed

de the creature seem like a baby. This was in the part of the novel where the creature was created. Mary Shelley makes the creature seem like a baby and makes it so the creature sees Victor as a fathe ... s ten acres," Said George. "Got a little win'mill. Got a little shack on it, an' a chicken run." In Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", Victor has a dream of finding the secret of life, "I paused, examinin ...

(9 pages) 59 0 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Science fiction is the search for a definition of man and his status in the universe which will stand on our advanced but confused state of knowledge

witnessed profound changes at a breath-taking speed. The partly Gothic and partly Romantic world of Mary Shelley is quite different from the reality Gibson predicts. We could not say, however, that th ... s of both works.Indispensable to understanding the complexity of the problem of technology, in both Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and William Gibson's Neuromancer, is the historical context in which the ...

(20 pages) 247 0 3.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

A five page paper on: - Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", - Philip K. Dicks' "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and - John Wyndham's "The Day of the Triffids."

r we have read several novels along with an array of short stories. Some of the novels covered were Mary Shelley's, Frankenstein, and Philip K. Dicks', Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? , and John ... r Ridley Scott, Rick is driven to be a loaner as a result of his profession.Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley is the tale of Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creature which he had created. Vic ...

(6 pages) 78 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Influence of 'Family' in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"

ery consice but specific essay, as we were limited to 500 words.Shiva MohanInfluence of "family" in Mary Shelley's FrankensteinFamily in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein demonstrates a myriad of roles, inf ... s a new angle to the novel by inducing sympathy in the reader for the monster. Therefore, family in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein display a large part, both in proliferation of plot as well as theme.Wor ...

(2 pages) 145 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Frankenstein : Saint or Sinner?!

ct to consider, because the young Victor was already a scientist. He was created by the 19 year old Mary Shelley, as a University graduate. He lived in solitude for 6 years, while at University where ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Frankenstein and His Creation Gone Wrong: Who is the real victim anyway?

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein explores a wide variety of themes, and raises some serious ethical issue ... never have been the same.Works Cited:The American Heritage Dictionary (, Mary. Frankenstein. Oxford University Press. (1998)

(6 pages) 149 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Which film: "The bride of frankenstien" or "Frankenstien", develops the theme Mary Shelley intended for in her novel Frankenstien

Effectively portrayedMary Shelley's novel Frankenstein is primarily concerned with presenting the destructive effects of ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Frankenstein" by Shelley, Mary.

ssesses the beautiful thing we call life.There is an excellent book titled Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, that displays the use of unseen love to drive a creature to destruction, murder and, d ... m anything, he was a very loving person who had the pain that made him try again.Work SitedShelley, Mary. (1831). Frankenstein. Paperback. New York: Dover Publications, INC.

(4 pages) 31 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly.

, warning against the dangers of being unsatisfied with your place in the world. To exemplify this, Mary Shelley created the characters of Victor, Walton, and the creature to each, in some way, portra ... his hands." I am required not only to raise the spirits of others, but sometimes to sustain my own."Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a book about one's placement in our world. It makes us wonder weather ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Both Faust and Frankenstein can be seen as titanic overreachers: the difference lies in the authors' evaluation of this overreaching." Discuss.

Both the character of Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein" and Goethe's eponymous hero in the play "Faust - Der Tragöd ...

(6 pages) 63 0 4.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Dracula and Frankenstien.

Frankenstein and Dracula: Character Parallels and ContrastsMary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula are stories of inhumane beings causing destruc ... r the sake of his job: "What sort of grim adventure was it on which I had embarked? Was this a customary incident in the life of a solicitor's clerk sent out to explain the purchase of a London estate ... te how having common characters does not necessarily denote having common plots.Works CitedShelley, Mary. Frankenstein. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, Inc., 1988.Stoker, Bram. Dracula. Toronto: Pen ...

(7 pages) 90 0 4.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

In Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".

1"Frankenstein"Through the exploration of value attached to friendship in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", it is found that Victor, Walton, and the monster each desire a compan ... on but when he was not shown any, he believed he had every reason to hate mankind.Each character in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", has their own unique perspective on how they value friendship. Victor ...

(4 pages) 41 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Compare and Contrast "Frankenstein" and "The Dead".

reader participation and involvement. Two examples of such demands of their readers can be found in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" and "The Dead" by James Joyce. The beginning of both works misguide th ... erature.7th ed. Ed. M.H. Abrams. New York, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2001.Shelley, Mary. "Frankenstein." The Norton Anthology Edition.The 1818 Text ed. Ed. J. Paul Hunter. New York, N ...

(4 pages) 67 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" .

During the year of 1818, Mary Shelley imagined and wrote a masterpiece named "Frankenstein". Surprisingly, she was very young ... unlike most women that wrote, she used her real name and didn't try to use the mask of her husband. Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is an unordinary work of art that focuses on society and its values."F ... ein" is an unordinary work of art that focuses on society and its values."Frankenstein", written by Mary Shelley, is a book that focuses on society and its values. The "being", "monster", and even "cr ...

(4 pages) 54 0 3.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Criticized HeroismHeroes are typically the world's saviors. Everyone wa ... , Hercules is the man of strength while Spiderman is here to protect his fellow man, but what about Mary Shelley's Victor Frankenstein? All these heroes, created in the minds of humans, have not recei ...

(3 pages) 42 0 0.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature