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Title: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein and its Fascinations


1
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein and its Fascinations
  • Lectured by A-jen
  • Taipei Medical University
  • Fall, 2007

2
About the author, Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
  • Daughter to William Godwin (An Enquiry into
    Political Justice) and Mary Wollstonecraft (A
    Vindication of the Rights of Woman) (1792)
  • Mistress and wife to Percy Bysshe Shelley, the
    great Romantic poet
  • Write the story of Frankenstein on a ghost story
    contest on a trip to Switzerland, she was only 19
    then
  • Claim to emerge between waking life and sleep,
    arguably under dosage of opium

3
About the author, Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
  • Frankenstein was an immediate success since its
    anonymous publication
  • As a teenager, Mary Shelley brought to the
    occasion a background of grim experience, vivid
    fear and powerful ambition
  • Life and love as associated with disappointment
    and tragedy

4
  • A story of beauty and terror, ambition and
    disappointment, intellectual reaching and fear of
    knowledge, love and hate
  • Full of powerful and conflicting hopes and
    anxieties
  • See in traditional oppositesbirth and death,
    pleasure and pain, masculinity and femininity,
    power and fear, writing and silence, innovation
    and tradition, competitiveness and compliance,
    ambition and suppressionthings that overlapped
    and resisted easy borders and definitions

5
  • Themes
  • A story of beauty and terror, ambition and
    disappointment, intellectual reaching and fear of
    knowledge, love and hate
  • Full of powerful and conflicting hopes and
    anxieties
  • See in traditional oppositesbirth and death,
    pleasure and pain, masculinity and femininity,
    power and fear, writing and silence, innovation
    and tradition, competitiveness and compliance,
    ambition and suppressionthings that overlapped
    and resisted easy borders and definitions

6
  • Literary Influences
  • John Miltons Paradise Lost
  • Greek Mythology Prometheus
  • Prometheus Unbound both by Aeschylus and Shelley
  • Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto A Gothius
    Story (1764)

7
  • Achievements and modern review
  • One of modernitys best known and most powerful
    stories
  • The archetype of scientist-creates-monster myth
  • From ignored and popular writer to major writer
    and cultural heroine, esteemed as one of the
    major Romantics
  • Evaluation changed over the past two decades, to
    be appreciated in its own right
  • Not just canonical, but also paradigm-breaking
    and exemplary

8
  • Historical Context
  • 1750s Benjamin Franklin establishes the
    electrical nature of lighting through experiments
    using kites
  • 1764 James Hargreaves invents the spinning jenny
    for textile manufacture
  • 1769 James Watt patents his steam engine
  • 1771 the first spinning mill for cotton thread
  • 1774 Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen
  • 1776 Declaration of Independence
  • 1777 establishes the oxygen and nitrogen basis of
    air

9
  • Historical Context
  • 1785 James Watt and Matthew Boulton install a
    steam engine in an English cotton factory
  • 1789 the French Revolution
  • 1800 Alessandro Volta develops the electric
    battery
  • 1806 the first steam-driven textile mill open in
    Manchester
  • 1814 the British navy develops the first
    steam-driven warship George Stephenson invents
    the steam locomotive

10
  • Historical Context
  • 1818 James Blundell performs the first successful
    transfusion of human blood
  • 1825 the first railroad operates in England
  • 1832 Englands Parliament outlaws body-snatching
    for medical research
  • 1837 Samuel Morse invents the electric telegraph
  • 1840 Charles Darwin publishes Zoology of the
    Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle

11
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  • Cinematic Representations of Frankenstein

The 1931 film version  Directed by James Whale
Starring Boris Karloff Colin Clive
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Cinematic Representations of Frankenstein
                                 
                                 
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Cinematic Representations of Frankenstein
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Cinematic Representations of Frankenstein
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Cinematic Representations of Frankenstein
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Cinematic Representations of Frankenstein
Frankenstein (1994) Dir. Kenneth Branagh Starring
Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh Helena Bonham
Carter
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Musical Representations of Frankenstein
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Theatrical Performance of Frankenstein
20
Book Covers of Frankenstein
21
Cartoon Representations of Frankenstein
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Frankenstein in Animations
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Frankenstein in Pop Culture
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