Reflect Romanticism In Frankenstein

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Some people in the 18th century believed that science and reason was a tool which humans should use to improve their living conditions. They supported the idea that science and reason can be used for the improvisation of the society forever. This period was known as the Age of Enlightenment Period. After a series of events such as mass movements and industrial revolution in England, a new period called the Romantic Period followed. Romanticist believed that the advances that were created in the Enlightenment Period were creating a society that was oppressing and conforming. They believed that science didn’t have the ability to authentically understand the world. Romanticists cherished values from the past which were gradually disappearing. They believed in the importance of imagination, beauty of nature, rejection of industrialization, interest in the past, individualism, emphasis on individual experience on the “sublime”, etc. Mary Shelley, a novelist, lived among practitioners who believed in the above-mentioned principles of Romanticism. She used many of these principles in her novel called ‘Frankenstein’ to reflect Romanticism. Frankenstein is considered as one of the most authentic Romantic works. Readers can observe an extensive use of nature throughout the entire novel. In the following paper, I will discuss how Shelley specifically used nature to reflect Romanticism in her novel “Frankenstein”. To begin with, Shelley uses sublime experience to reflect Romanticism in
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