HWC 205 ch. 6
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a great Romantic poet and friend of Mary Shelley.
Mary Shelley's father. A political theorist, philosopher and writer.
a great Romantic poet that influenced Mary Shelley's work.
Mary Shelley's mother. She was a feminist writer, author of "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" which called for women's full inclusion in society.
The play Prometheus Bound, reflected themes that were in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Prometheus was like Victor in overstepping boundaries between gods and humans. The creation of humans and hubris was also in both stories.
In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Henry Clerval was the childhood friend of Victor Frankenstein. Clerval nurses Victor back to health in Ingolstadt and follows in his footsteps as a scientist.
this was a movement that last from about 1780 to 1830. It was both a part of and a reaction against the Enlightenment. Although they agreed with the individualism of the enlightenment, the romantics complained that the Enlightenment's overemphasis on reason and progress had led the French Revolution into disastorous consequences. Romantics were fascinated by the suggestion of existence outside of empirical observation.
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