Mary Shelley. She was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. Her mother, a feminist author, wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman . She met and fell in love with Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and became pregnant. They lost all of their three children.
Shelley addresses two opposing philosophical movements of the late 1700s:
The Enlightenment and Romanticism
Reason Human emotion
Inquiry Personal connection
Mary Shelley gave birth to the genre of science fiction and to a creature who is able to evoke in readers contradictory reactions of empathy and horror.
themselves unable to live in society, were often revered and/or sympathized with.
form keeps him from any human company, and Frankenstein because he eventually
feels that he cannot enjoy the company of his fellow men after unleashing a monster among them.
What is wrong with this common depiction of the creature?
The most common feature of Gothic literature is the indication of mood through the weather. When bad events happen in a Gothic novel, the reader knows it because there is inevitably a storm outside. This is still true in many books and films.
"How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow."
Based on the quote above from Mary Shelley, how can the acquirement of knowledge be dangerous?