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Frankenstein AP Presentation

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									Mary Shelley’s

FRANKENSTEIN
Author’s Life

• Feminist Mother, Philosopher Father
• Follows her family’s footsteps
• June 1814
• Frankenstein & Lord Byron
• Tragedy follows Mary
• Mary as Safie
Contextual Background

The Romantic Period


                vs.




                      The Gothic Period
The Female Gothic

• New Literary Theme
• Hero or Heroine?
• Victor = Eve?
Plot

• Frame Tale with Three plot
  lines:
  • Robert Walton

  • Victor Frankenstein

  • Monster’s story (De Lacey family)
Character Analysis

• Victor Frankenstein
• The Monster
• Elizabeth Lavenza
• Justine Moritz
Major Points

• Time
• Motherless
• Doppelganger
• Parenting
• Journey
Theme

• How much learning can man obtain
  without jeopardizing himself or others?
• Themes:
  • Danger of the Pursuit of Knowledge
  • Invasion of Technology into Modern Life
  • Treatment of the Poor or Uneducated
  • Restorative Powers of Nature
Symbol

• Fire
• Ice
• Books
• Others?

								
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