BIG MAN “dahaka” G NOTES: Da Bare Minimum to get an A for English Dirty Themes, Motifs and Points that you should reference/ make whole paragraphs on Romanticism – importance of setting/ weather
Rousseau – tabula rasa
Feminist view – Passive Women
Volney’s Ruins of Empires
Quotes You Can Use (Even In Casual Conversation)
The beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart. Superficial vs. Fundamental, monster’s eyes and its soul
I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to a hell of intense tortures, such as no language can describe. Self-loathing, inability to handle responsibility
Here then I retreated, and lay down happy to have found a shelter, however miserable, from the inclemency of the season, and still more from the barbarity of man. The Monster gives an outsider’s view on the human race.
William, Justine, and Henry-they all died by my hands.
Frankenstein’s realisation of his flight from responsibility. You are my creator, but I am your master; obey!
What may not be expected in a country of eternal light?
Fear of the unknown
I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation. Fear of the unknown
I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on. The Monster is unfairly brought into this world and is maltreated. How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world. Frankenstein warns the reader of the pursuit of knowledge
To mould me Man, did I solicit thee
From darkness to promote me?
Paradise Lost reference, the Monster feels he is in a similarly helpless position as Adam was Now misery has come home, and men appear to me as monsters...
...social and economic framework and as a result, composers incorporate and mould ideas within texts as a reflection of context. The capacity of thematic concerns to transcend time are manifested within Mary Shelley's 19th century gothic novel 'Frankenstein' (1818) and Ridley Scott's dystopian science fiction film 'Blade Runner' (1992) as both pose markedly similar existentialist discourses regarding the fate of humanity. Through 'Frankenstein', Shelley's romantic approach condemns humanity's intrusive assumption as creator during an era where scientific hubris prompted people to abandon the metaphysical aspects of life, whereas Ridley Scott composes 'Blade Runner' during the modern zeitgeist of consumerism and materialism as expressed by the contemporary mantra of 'greed is good'. Both texts resonate towards modern responders beyond their context through the analogous moral and ethical boundaries, along with the core concept of what makes one human, procuring both universal issues and insights into the fundamentals of human behaviour.
Composed during the industrial revolution and a time of scientific experimentation, Shelley typifies Romanticism within Frankenstein, foreboding her enlightened society of playing God. Shelley composes Frankenstein as a gothic horror novel, illuminating the consequences of scientific misuse, further reinforced by the genre's reflection of society's notion that anything was possible, a...
...Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein seems to be an exact representation of the ideas of the 17th century philosopher John Locke. In Locke’s “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding,” he talks about the idea that we as humans are all born with a ‘blank slate’ that contains no knowledge whatsoever and that we can only know that things exist if we first experience them through sensation and reflection. In Frankenstein, the monster portrays Locke’s ideas of gaining knowledge perfectly through worldly experience of learning his surroundings.
Locke states “…from experience; in that all our knowledge is founded and from that it ultimately derives itself” (Locke 186). He is saying that the only way the human mind can learn and gain knowledge is if it is self-experienced first. This is represented perfectly through Victor Frankenstein’s monster. When the monster is first ‘born’, he knows nothing of how his body works, it’s capabilities, or his surroundings; he is seen as the equivalent of a new-born child. The monster begins his story by explaining his first experience with his senses, “A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt at the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses” (Shelley 128). Furthering the resemblance of a new-born child, the monster states, “Before, dark and opaque bodies had surrounded me, impervious to my touch or sight; but...
...Frankenstein was originally written by Mary Shelley in 1818. In 1818 scientists were discovering many different scientific revolutions. One thing they discovered was vaccination. People at that time were both very scared and excited about this. Shelley’s novel was inspired by Galvini who used electricity to move a late criminal’s hand jaw. Also Mary was influenced by her father and her husband’s view of life, who were both radical thinkers. Mary’s story was brought to life after long days and nights during her holiday when she entered a horror competition. She wrote her initial draft from a nightmare she had. Without Galvini, the holiday, nightmare, her father and her husband then this story wouldn’t have been brought to life.
In the play which is adapted by Phillip Pullman. We feel empathy and sympathy for various characters throughout. The two main characters I feel sympathy and empathy towards are Frankenstein and the monster. We feel sorry for these characters in different places in the play. But who do we really feel sorry for?
We initially feel sorry for Frankenstein. For example Frankenstein had a lack of care for his own health. For instance he spent all his money on chemicals and not for himself. We know this because in the play it quotes “No, no fire I keep it cold on purpose- it’s the only way to preserve my specimens.” This implies that Frankenstein thinks his specimens are more important...
...The Power of Frankenstein and Manfred
Throughout the novel Frankenstein, author Mary Shelley clearly illustrates the moral of the story. God is the one and only creator; therefore, humans should never attempt to take His place. Literary critic Marilyn Butler sums up that we aren’t to tamper with creation in her comment: “Don’t usurp God’s prerogative in the Creation-game, or don’t get too clever with technology” (302). Butler warns that as humans, we should never assume the position of God. As Victor Frankenstein takes advantage of his deep scientific knowledge, he is punished for taking his experimenting too far.
The novel opens as Victor Frankenstein recalls his curiosity and fascination with human life. Frankenstein quickly becomes obsessed with experimenting, and he attempts to create a living being out of dead body parts. He succeeds, but his creation turns into a living monster. Exclaimed by Frankenstein, “It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn” (Shelley 33). Victor is extremely horrified by his grotesque looking creation and falls into a severe illness. While Victor is ill, the monster escapes to the woods where he watches a family and tries to befriend the humans. But once the monster makes his presence known, the family can’t accept Frankenstein’s ugly appearance. Because all humans he encountered reject him, the monster begins to hate people and...
...Essay 1: Frankenstein: the frame and its functions, the characters (Frankenstein, the monster, Walton), the main themes; the manipulation of suspense
Frankenstein: Chinese boxes, Russian dolls and a big, scary monster
This essay will briefly examine a variety of features in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Firstly, it will examine the structure of the novel before turning to the three main characters. Afterwards, it will investigate how Shelley manipulates suspense and then discuss a few selected themes. Finally, it will offer a concise summary and a concluding statement.
Concerning the structure of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley structured her story in a series of layers, using a frame structure. When examining this kind of structure one will probably come across the term Chinese boxes. However, the image of Russian matryoshka dolls appears to be more fitting in the case of Frankenstein as the novel follows the lives of different individuals, with some of them being manipulated by their own obsessions like puppets, or dolls if you will. In reference to Frankenstein and literature in general this term refers to novels which are told in the form of a narrative, imbedded in a narrative and so on. This frame structure complicates the first person point of view she utilizes in her novel Frankenstein. The chain of narration shifts between the three major characters...
In Walton's letter, an important character is introduced, Victor Frankenstein. In the second letter, Walton regrets his lack of friends. He feels lonely and remote, unable to find a space in this world for him. When Walton meets the stranger, he picks him up as a friend he always wanted to have. Walton's desire for companionship resembles the monster's desire for a friend throughout the novel when he realizes he doesn't speak the same language as the other people he meets.
This parallel between Victor and Walton seems to show that the two have things in common
The desire for knowledge and its impacts are important in these letters. The stranger tells Walton, "You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been."
Walton, like Frankenstein is captivated by the desire to learn, and try to find answers to things no one knows about: "What may not be expected in a country of eternal light?"
Finally, Victor and Walton both have very loving family backgrounds. The beginning of the book starts with Walton sending letters to his sister Margaret to update her tells her that he is safe. Victor, on his side, is very loving to Elizabeth and marries her later on in the play.
The mood of the letters change from the beginning to the end. The first letter is all good new from Robert Walton saying that he is finally on his trip to the pole and...
...Bladerunner and Frankenstein
Q. Changes in context and form offer fresh perspectives on the values of texts. How does Scotts Bladerunner reveal a new response to the values in Shelley’s Frankenstein?
Include the following:
* Topic sentence
Thesis: In society, values are relatively constant overtime regardless of the changes in context. However underlying the transcending values, the perspectives of individuals in different contexts fluctuate as seen in Scotts Bladerunner and Shelley’s Frankenstein
* Nature vs. Technology (the sublime)
* Social Justice
* Nature s. Technology (the sublime)
* Social justice:
Context and values relate to each other. In saying this, though context changes, values such as how society defines justice has been left untouched. Social justice, a value that has transcended through time is shown
Transcending the romantic period till the year of 2019, humanity is a value that will always be “powerful, so virtuous, and magnificent, yet so vicious and base.” Bladerunner, directed by Ridley Scott and the book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley share many similarities. The idea of humanity is explored throughout as there is a monster, who is considered unacceptable by “normal” social standards etc………
* Nature vs....
...Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Is the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley relevant to the 21st century? Summary Important underlying messages. We shouldn't play god or judge things by there apperance. A story about an inventor named Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Frankenstein abondones his creation. The monster goes in search of love and frienship. He finds that life doesn't always offer these to everone. The story follows his search for friendship and both Frankensteins and his creations downfalls. Frankenstein spent years creating something he thought was better than human. Once completed his creation appears to be a monster Has the novel remained a classic piece of literature? The novel includes symbolic themes throughout the book that represent humans and their interactions. The pursuit of knowledge and the dangers of determination and consequences. The novel is widely read and popular but has the novel remained a classic piece of literature? Morality - should say something of value, drawing attention to human problems. - moral is that Victor Frankenstein committed an act of hubris. - ‘playing god’ and doing to so he created something that was thought impossible. - abandoned his creation without offering guidance and nurturing. - moral is, we are responsible for our children - our job to raise and care for them until they are ready to live independently. - Victor...