Frankenstein and Romanticism

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Frankenstein and Romanticism "Frankenstein" by Marry Shelley, is a good representation of Romanticism because the story shows emotion, anxiety, and mostly feeling, which are all characteristics of Romantic Literature. Romanticism is an artistic and intellectual movement originating in Europe in the late 18th century and characterized by a heightened interest in nature, emphasis on the individual's expression of emotion and imagination, departure from the attitudes and forms of classicism, and rebellion against established social rules and conventions Victor Frankenstein, who, due to his love of the natural sciences, produces a monstrous creature. Victor himself is disgusted at the sight of his creature and rejects him. All other humans reject him because of his horrible appearance. The monster, frustrated and misunderstood, ultimately kills the people who are closely related to his creator, Victor Frankenstein. Romanticism can be seen as a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, harmony, balance, idealization, and rationality that typified Classicism in general and late 18th-century Neoclassicism in particular. "'Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries.'" (Chapter 24, pg. 200) The monster conceives of him as a tragic figure, comparing himself to both Adam and Satan. Like Adam, his creator shuns him, but he strives to be good. “Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me Man, did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me?” (Book X, 743–745) This shows the monster’s ill will toward Victor for abandoning him in a world relentlessly hostile to him, and foist responsibility for his ugliness and eventual evil upon Victor. In Walton’s final letter to his sister, he recounts the words that the monster speaks to him over
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