The ‘Romance’ of Frankenstein
Victor Frankenstein grows to have the desire to find a way to overcome death and disease. When coming upon the ideology of creating a creature as a solution Victor decides to act on these ideas or thoughts. The result brings death and anguish to himself and his family.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classical Gothic novel that was influenced by the ideas of Romanticism. The idea of romanticism ranged from actions and thoughts, to emotion and state of being.
What first needs defining is what romanticism is. Romanticism is, “A literary, artistic, and philosophical movement originating in the 18th century, characterized chiefly by an emphasis on the imagination and emotions, marked especially in English literature.” In other words, it is the concept of looking more toward nature and ideas as solutions to problems rather than rational materialism; which is looking at nature simply as passive material for man to exploit. In today’s society it is generally known as liberalism. The difference here though, is that the primary focus for the romanticists was to not worry about your actions, that you just do what you do, think what you think, and live how you live. This is what brought man
In Mary Shelley"tms book, she continually demonstrates how "experimenting"tm or things of joy are to be the same things that hurt you. His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful"His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of his muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of pearly whiteness; but these luxuriance"tms only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white socket in which they were set, his shriveled complexion and straight black lips. He finds the fire delightful; he thrusts his hand in, and quickly draws it out again for having hurt him. She gave him plausible grounds for to which he learned to speak and to learn to live. comcgi-bindictionarybookdictionaryvaromanticismRomanticism. He is a creature that is so real, and yet he couldn"tmt possibly be so. Many of the authors of the Romantic era would in fact use different trends to show their romantic stand point of political and social conflicts. educlasseswinter98lcc1002d2_lhastudent.