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Emotional isolation is the prime theme of the novel due to the parallels shared with the novel and Shelley's life, the monster's gradual descent into evil, and the insinuations of what is to come of the novel and of Shelley's life. Even though Frankenstein was written because of a dare from Lord Byron, it is very much a part of Shelley's life. We see many insights into her distressingly sad life that otherwise would not have been detected. Victor Frankenstein's family is almost an exact parallel to that of her husband, Percy Shelley's family. Frankenstein's creation of life, the monster, is much like Mary Shelley's birth to her daughter w... ... middle of paper ... ...en Scherf.
“Responsible Creativity and the Modernity of Mary Shelley’s Prometheus.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 43.4 (2003): 845-858. Web. JSTOR. 15 May. 2009 Lamb, John B.
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The topic of anything sexual, in the late 19th century, was not a topic to be discussed openly. This explains why Stoker decodes all of his references. The late 19th century was the era of the American Renaissance so the novel includes many gothic and Poe-etic elements. In Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, the author depicts women in a vulgar and promiscuous way to represent the weakness and dependency of women on men, includes many gothic and Poe-etic elements to relate the novel to American Renaissance and makes many sexual references to add some edge to the story to the delight of men but the horror to women. Women have been viewed as the weaker specimen for many centuries now.
The male was perceived as the stronger of the sexes, and women were relegated to a voiceless and submissive role. He argues that Harker's eager anticipation of the incestuous vampire daughters is a direct parallel of the roles of men and women in Victorian society, but the roles are reversed "Harker awaits an erotic fulfillment ... ... middle of paper ... ... novel allows an outlet for natural, human biological necessities, no doubt many Victorian readers were similarly thrilled and repulsed by its deliberate depiction of them. WORKS CITED Auerbach, N. A. and Skal, D. J. Bram Stoker: Dracula: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Reviews and Reactions, Dramatic and Film Variations, Criticism. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. Carter, M. L.
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Stoker later married Florence Balcome, who had previously had a romantic affair with Oscar Wilde. In my opinnion Stoker could not fail to be infuleced by these people while he was writing Dracula. In Dracula, Stoker relied greatly upon the conventions of Gothic fiction. Traditionally gothic elements such as dark and sublime settings, and the innocent threatened by the ineffable evil obviously feature in Dracula. Stoker modernises his novel by bringing the set... ... middle of paper ... ...toker, B.