Mary Shelley displays a form of horror and suspense with a dash of Romanticism in her novel, Frankenstein. It contains a gloomy and dark setting to also create a better understanding and familiarity between the main character known as Victor Frankenstein and the creature. Being written in the time of the Romantic era, Shelley uses vivid language to portray her objection of the Enlightenment age as […]. Introduction The human race is a curious species and likes to experiment with the world around them as it pushes the limits of any known boundaries. As such, humans are constantly fascinated with the idea of what life is and how it can be manipulated.
In addition to the biblical account of the Creation , Adam and Eve and the Fall , the Greek myth of Prometheus also lies behind the text. The myth says that:. Prometheus' daring in stealing fire from the gods made him an admired figure among writers of the Romantic and later generations. The German writer Goethe see Literary context: The monster's reading wrote about Prometheus in the s, seeing him as a figure representing humanity's creative powers and the revolt against social and political restraint. The romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote a critical essay about the play Prometheus , written by the Greek dramatist Aeschylus. Prometheus Unbound follows the view taken by Goethe in seeing Prometheus as a heroic figure who defies the tyranny of the gods on behalf of humanity. It is a kind of political allegory , aimed at the political oppressions of the day, and also concerns science and psychology.
Hon var styvsyster till Claire Clairmont. Hon gifte sig med en av romantikens poeter, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Godwin upplevde detta som ett svek, och blev mycket arg. Mary kallade sig under resan "Mrs Shelley".
Mary Wollestonecraft Godwin Shelley was born on August 30, in London, England to philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollestonecraft; both her parents were noted writers in the s. Her father's most famous book was Political Justice , which is a critical look at society and the ethical treatment of the masses. Godwin's other popular book Caleb Williams examines class distinctions and the misuse of power by the ruling aristocracy. Mary Wollestonecraft, her mother, was a leading feminist writer who espoused her views in her famous work A Vindication of the Rights of Women