Literary analysis of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Though written at the height of the Romantic Movement, many scholars consider Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to be a critique of masculine romanticism. Irene Tayler and Gina Luria opine that "Frankenstein may be read as Romantic Woman's ultimate judgment on the alienated artist of male romanticism." While Shelley adopts a Romantic model of creativity in penning her most famous work, she also expresses serious reservations about some of the ideals espoused by the Romantic Movement. The Romantic idealism of the male poets and writers of that era was centered on man’ Continue reading...