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How does the Language and Themes in Frankenstein Lodge the Novel Firmly in the Romantic Period of Literature

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How does the Language and Themes in Frankenstein Lodge the Novel Firmly in the Romantic Period of Literature The Romantic period in England started to blossom in early 1800's. This period was fuelled by the French Revolution and a general change of personal and political ideas. Mary Shelley first published her book of Frankenstein in 1822, firmly in the romantic period. It was her style of language and themes/ideas in Frankenstein that made it reach highly acclaimed status in the romantic period. ...read more.

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We cannot blame the monster for what happens to him, and Shelley elicits from the reader a sympathetic response for a creature so misunderstood. The monster tries to fit into a regular community, but because he is hideous to look at and does not know the social graces, he can never become part of mainstream society. The monster's response is to overcompensate for his lack of learning and then shun all human contact except when necessary. A major characteristic of romanticism is return to nature. ...read more.

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Frankenstein is a novel infused by both the Romantic and Gothic movements in the 1800's to create a highly entertaining book as well as the first sci-fi novel. Shelley herself was a strong supporter of Romanticism along with many other authors at her time when the 1800's were a time of great change. Her romantic ideals have certainly been shown in her book and she makes a commentary about social acceptance in her novel, along with her view of the symbolism of nature in the world. Anurag Sharma ...read more.

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