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"Gothic literature also lent itself to those who wished to warn society against the
effects of breaking with the natural order" - Robert Kidd, `Transgressing the
"In the 1790's the government sat down hard upon any ideas of greater
freedoms or reforms." The historical and literary context.
"At the time Shelley was writing, the term `scientist' had not been coined."
English Review, Sept 2009.
"Indeed we could argue Frankenstein is critical of the Gothic, saying to its
readers: there is plenty to be frightened of in the real world- there is no need for
ghosts and spirits." The historical and literary context.
"Temptation and transgression are the central motifs of the Gothic" Robert
Kidd, `Transgressing the Boundaries', Emagazine.
"The Hero and his antagonist are one." George Levine Frankenstein and the tradition of
"Frankenstein is a claustrophobic novel. It presents us not with the landscape of the world
but of a single mind." George Levine Frankenstein and the tradition of realism.
"An air of reality attached to it" Walter Scott.
"The way the monster is constructed seems in fact to bear an uncanny resemblance
to the way that a monster is formed." Literature, Criticism & Theory, 3rd ed,
Bennett and Royle.
"Frankenstein pushes the Romantic model of the solitary, creative imagination to its
extreme and illustrates its dangerous and destructive propensities" Hindle 1985:98
"Begone, vile insect!"
"Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live?"
"William dear angel! This is thy funeral, this is thy dirge!" Frankenstein about the storm
over the mountains.
"My more than sister, till death she was to be mine only"
"Beware I am fearless and therefore powerful"