Frankenstein - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Frankenstein PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 5f4030-NmM3M



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Frankenstein

Description:

Title: Frankenstein Author: USTeacher Last modified by: WCS Created Date: 1/25/2011 5:29:52 PM Document presentation format: On-screen Show (4:3) Company – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:40
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 16
Provided by: USTea
Learn more at: http://wcsfreshenglish.pbworks.com
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Frankenstein


1
Frankenstein
  • The Romantic Movement, Gothic Literature, and the
    Author Mary Shelley

2
The Romantic Movement
  • Dates 1785-1830
  • Originated in Germany with Johann Wolfgang von
    Goethe
  • Earliest Romantic writer was William Blake
  • England William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor
    Coleridges book of poetry, Lyrical Ballads
    (1798), established European Romanticism

3
Characteristics of Romantic Literature
  • Romantic writers are concerned with
  • Nature
  • Human feelings
  • Compassion for mankind
  • Freedom of the individual and Romantic hero
  • Rebellion against society

4
Characteristics of Romantic Literature
  • Writers also experiment with the discontent that
    they feel against all that seems commercial,
    inhuman, and standardized
  • Rural and rustic life vs. the modern life
  • Far away places and travel to those places
  • Medieval folklore and legends
  • Common people

5
Romantic Hero
  • Archetype/Stock Character
  • A character that
  • 1. Rejects established norms and conventions
  • 2. Has been rejected by society
  • 3. Has the self as the center of his/her own
    existence
  • The monster is a Romantic hero because of the
    rejection he must bear from normal society.

6
The Gothic Novel
  • Dates 1754, The Castle of Otranto by Horace
    Walpole1847, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Gothic fiction (sometimes referred to as Gothic
    horror) is a genre of literature that combines
    elements of both horror and romance
  • A style of novel, especially popular in the late
    18th and early 19th centuries, characterized by
    mysterious settings, an atmosphere of gloom and
    terror, supernatural happenings, and often
    violence and horror

7
Characteristics of the Gothic Novel
  • Focuses on the mysterious and supernatural
  • Take place in gloomy places like old buildings
    (particularly castles or rooms with secret
    passageways), dungeons, or towers that serve as a
    backdrop for the mysterious circumstances
  • Frankenstein is set in continental Europe
    (Switzerland and Germany), as well as the Arctic
    region.

8
Characteristics of the Gothic Novel
  • Elements of mystery and gloom
  • i.e. Raising the dead
  • The characters seem to bridge the mortal world
    and the supernatural world.

9
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • (1797-1851)
  • Parents Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin
  • Married Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1816
  • January 1, 1818Frankenstein in published

10
How Frankenstein was Created
  • Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and Mary Shelley were
    on retreat in Europe when a rainy month prompted
    them to entertain themselves by writing ghost
    stories. Mary Shelley wrote the first draft of
    Frankenstein

11
Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus
  • Prometheus was the God that created mankind and
    then introduced them to fire (and he had to pay a
    stiff price for his "crimes"...lying on a boulder
    where crows would rip at entrails for all
    eternity).  Hence the name of the novel as
    Frankenstein had created a man. 
  • The doctor's name was Frankenstein, not the
    monster. 
  • The monster was never given a name but he did
    refer to himself as Adam when correlating
    Frankenstein as his "God".

12
What Frankenstein is NOT
13
Themes in Frankenstein
  • The use of knowledge for good or evil purposes
  • How can we harness the knowledge that we have so
    that it is not self destructive and for the
    benefit of all mankind?
  • The invasion of technology into modern life
  • What responsibility must we exercise once we
    bring people back from the dead?
  • The treatment of the poor or uneducated
  • The restorative powers of nature in the face of
    unnatural events

14
Character Map
  • Frankenstein Character Map

15
Frankenstein 1818 vs. 1831 Edition
  • Annotated Frankenstein
About PowerShow.com