Jane Goodall's Electrical Romanticism Analysis

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In Jane Goodall's Electrical Romanticism, she discusses the profound influence that electricity played towards the end of the eighteenth century. She uses historical context to the best of her ability in order to inform the reader of Electricity’s great impact on humanity.

She uses Benjamin Franklin as one of her leading examples of a revolutionary to the growth of electrical popularity. Many literary works are considered to have been a byproduct of Franklin's work: “Benjamin Franklin personified the spirit of the American revolution to many, and his work on electricity was celebrated by poets as a spectacular expression of intellectual-political liberation.”

Due to its novelty, electricity greatly influenced revolutionary outbreak. Political Ideology was questioned more frequently than ever during the same epoch of electrical research: “...,though, that the symbolism of revolution was most fiercely attached, and this was dangerous as well as exhilarating.” The main catalyst to the connection of revolution and electricity went by the name of Joseph Priestley, a man who’s laboratory and research was defaced by “... the Church and King mob in 1791, on the second anniversary of the storming of bastille.” Priestley was very forthright in his ideals …show more content…

Frankenstein, as well as his monster, are metaphorical definitions of Bipolarism. Prometheanism and holy madness in the 18th century were thought of as a two piece puzzle. The rhetoric Mary Shelley uses to elucidate the monster and scientists predicament, is very emotional. Both the beast and man suffer from pure manic devastation, but also find pure ecstatic bliss. We also find that Shelley uses Bipolarism in her other works, such as Matilda: “Is it not strange that grief should be quickly follow so a divine happiness?” Clearly, the influence of certain theological eminence and novel scientific studies created an imbalance in society due to ideological

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