Individualism And Romanticism In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley, an English Romantic author who shared the movement 's appreciation for nature, emotion, individualism, rebellion, imagination and the purity of art. The main thought presented in Romanticism is that "Reason cannot explain everything", and that is what Shelley 's works were based on, imagination. She is best known for "Frankenstein." A novel believed to be a mine of Romantic features. "Frankenstein." A horror fiction, gothic novel infused with the elements of the Romantic Movement. The 280 paged book is sectioned into three narratives; Firstly, Walton 's story to his sibling, and the thought of seeking knowledge. Secondly, there is Victor Frankenstein 's story to Robert Walton and the idea of glory and bringing life to death. Thirdly, the creature 's story to Victor Frankenstein and how he became a monster due to society. The book as a whole discusses various themes and ideas, all presented by Mary Shelley on paper; the relation between a creator and his creation, how one man 's desire for scientific discoveries and determination to hear the hidden secrets of nature might lead to the misery of others, the blindness of revenge in relation to the death of innocent people, theme of monstrosity and the power of radical ideas to lay open darker aspects in life. In 1815, the world witnessed the tragedy of the eruption of Mount Tambora, which caused a volcanic winter, followed by a rainy summer in 1816, also referred to as the "year without a
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