first of a new species of being, so Mary Shelley’s novel was the first of a species of book. Frankenstein is generally accepted to be the first ever science-fiction story (Stableford, 1995), and it incorporates themes that are now considered to be at the core of the genre. However at the time of writing, the genre of science-fiction did not exist, since she had yet to create it. It is therefore imperative to examine how Shelley’s work functions as a piece of gothic literature, taking into account all
Interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Critical Readings in Literature o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Margarete Rubik Matthias Mittendorfer email@example.com Matr. No 1301135 BA A033612 SS 2015 Characterization In Frankenstein, three main characters can be discerned, Frankenstein, the monster, and Robert Walton, Frankenstein’s friend. The following three subchapters will analyse them more closely. Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein grew up in Geneva. His parents wanted
recurring themes and moral ambiguity of the story. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a gothic tale set in pre-modern Europe, brings to light many moral questions still existing in the present day. Questions are posed such as when does life begin and end; to what extent should scientific progression be allowed to tamper with creating life and bringing once live beings back from the dead; what would ensue if scientific minds were able to produce a “Frankenstein”?
1. Introduction Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker’s world famous novel Dracula was first published in 1897, at the dawn of today’s modernity. Although he wrote more than ten novels, Dracula is by far his most popular work up to date. He himself has never been to the country of Transylvania although he describes it vividly in the novel. Bram Stoker became familiarised with the idea of vampires and the dark east of Europe by various The transition from Victorian Age to modern times is not only marked by a change
In order to study the scientific romances in context to other literary genres we need to go back to the chivalric romance of the Middle Ages and the Gothic novel of the late eighteenth century which can be called the ancestors of prose romance .Malory’s Morte de’ Arthur deserves special mention as it marks the birth of romances in England, it was the first English book in poetic prose and Thomas More’s Utopia(1516) can be considered as another important book which had germs of the present day novel