Transportation In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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“Frankenstein” is a Gothic Romantic book published in London 1818. It portrays many characteristics of the Romanticism period which carried the most influence in the early 1800s. This book also shows the common means of transportation of society in the year it was published, and various activities people would indulge in their leisure time during 1818.
“Frankenstein” portrays numerous characteristics of the Romanticism period, which was a movement that virtually swept through every country of Europe, The United States, and Latin America, (The Romantic Era). The pinnacle of Romanticism lasted from about 1750 to 1870 (The Romantic Era), during which the “Frankenstein” was published in London 1818, causing “Frankenstein” to be heavily influenced
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The most common mode of transportation was the horse and carriage, (Rw). An example: “Continuing this, I came at length opposite to the inn at which the various diligences and carriages usually stopped,” (Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft 36). This example shows that carriages were often used in the time as transportation at the time this book was written. This type of transportation is also proven to be common, as open, two wheeled carriages in the English transportation history know as curricles, came in fashion in 1700s to 1850s, (The Editors of Encyclopædia…show more content…
The book “Frankenstein” has shown many characteristics that are commonly found in books published in the Romanticism literary period, such as having a mythical quality, relations to mythology, and the belief of childhood innocence. “Frankenstein” has also shown common methods of transportation such as certain types of carriages people would use during 1818. It has also described activities that children and adults would spend their leisure time doing. Such as playing, reading and playing instruments, which are very similar to what many of people of society in the year 1818 would
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