Romanticism And Gothic Elements In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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“I do know that for the sympathy of one lives being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely think and rage the likes of which you would not suppose. If I cannot sate the one, I will indulge the other.” (Shelley) Mary Shelley wrote the book Frankenstein which features many gothic elements. Some of the gothic elements in Frankenstein include dark setting and supernatural, but it sometimes gets confused with romantic literature. Shelley also had gothic element in her life. Frankenstein is the most recognizable moving piece to have ever been created. Mary Shelley had a completely heartbreaking life. She was born in London, England on August 30,1797. Her full name is Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley. Her father was the politician William Godwin and her mother was the author of The vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft. Mother Mary Wollstonecraft died shortly after childbirth. Shelley says this about her childhood, “As a child, I scribbled; and my favorite pastime, during the hours given me for recreation, was to ‘write stories.’” (Shelley.) As Mary grew older, her…show more content…
Obsolete superstitious and supernatural thoughts just as the psychology of the earthborn mind come the main issues to compose about. Split selves, the dark side of the human spirit and scientific experiments predominate in Gothic novels. 19th century Gothic fiction can also be seen as a reaction against the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the progressing expert technology, urbanization and social vary as well as new sprouting theories, such as the evolution theory of Charles Darwin, the supposition of the sublime and lovesome by Edmund Burke or later the psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud. During the course of more than thirty different recreations, Frankenstein has become one of the world's most recognizable
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