Frankenstein: Quotations and Critical Analysis by Theme

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Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

LitCharts.com

shmoop.com

J. E. Coltella

Contents:

  1. Family, Society and Isolation

  2. Ambition and Fallibility

  3. Romanticism and Nature

  4. Revenge

  5. Prejudice

  6. Lost Innocence
 

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OCR AS English Literature Frankenstein - Quotes,
Critics and Analysis by Theme
Sources: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley LitCharts.com shmoop.com J. E. Coltella
Contents:
1. Family, Society and Isolation 2. Ambition and Fallibility 3. Romanticism and Nature 4.
Revenge 5. Prejudice 6. Lost Innocence

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Family, Society and Isolation
In its preface, Frankenstein claims to be a novel that gives a flattering depiction of "domestic
affection." That seems a strange claim in a novel full of murder, tragedy, and despair. But, in
fact, all that tragedy, murder, and despair occur because of a lack of…

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Ambition and Fallibility
Through Victor and Walton, Frankenstein portrays human beings as deeply ambitious, and yet
also deeply flawed. Both Victor and Walton dream of transforming society and bringing glory to
themselves through their scientific achievements. Yet their ambitions also make them fallible.
Blinded by dreams of glory, they fail…

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`Suffering, betrayal and human fallibility are all made to seem inevitable.' David Pinching
`We are creators and destroyers but we're also finite and fallible.' Nicholas Michaud

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OCR AS English Literature Frankenstein - Quotes,
Critics and Analysis by Theme
Sources: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley LitCharts.com shmoop.com J. E. Coltella
Contents:
1. Family, Society and Isolation 2. Ambition and Fallibility 3. Romanticism and Nature 4.
Revenge 5. Prejudice 6. Lost Innocence

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Family, Society and Isolation
In its preface, Frankenstein claims to be a novel that gives a flattering depiction of "domestic
affection." That seems a strange claim in a novel full of murder, tragedy, and despair. But, in
fact, all that tragedy, murder, and despair occur because of a lack of…

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Ambition and Fallibility
Through Victor and Walton, Frankenstein portrays human beings as deeply ambitious, and yet
also deeply flawed. Both Victor and Walton dream of transforming society and bringing glory to
themselves through their scientific achievements. Yet their ambitions also make them fallible.
Blinded by dreams of glory, they fail…

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`Suffering, betrayal and human fallibility are all made to seem inevitable.' David Pinching
`We are creators and destroyers but we're also finite and fallible.' Nicholas Michaud

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