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1

Shelley’s mother

Pioneer radical feminist who died shortly after birth from poisoning

2

Shelley’s father

William Godwin political philosopher- radical friends including lord Byron and Thomas Paine

3

The modern Prometheus

Myth illustrates the acquisition of knowledge and power can bring about tragedy and self destruction- Frankenstein’s original title

4

Romanticism

Concerned with nature and human feelings
Revolt and self self expression- victor revolts against order of nature
Concern for outcasts

5

Women at the time

Submissive
Lacked education
Domestic
Abuse of the female body- victor destroys female creature- chooses to make male first- influence of Adams and eve- paradise lost

6

Class and justice

Prominent in the character of Justine

7

Electro chemistry and re animation

Vermicelli pasta successfully animated

Galvani demonstrated that dead animal tissue could be re animated using electricity

8

Shelley didn’t like radicalism

Percey is reflected in the text as a genius who is unable to see the flaws in his nature
French Revolution
Industrial revolution- brought the power of science to attention and questions religion

9

Shelly resented society as it rejected outcasts

William Godwin outcast and called a monster for his love of science and rejection over religion
Shown with the representation of the creature

10

Associations with creation and death

3/4 of Shelley’s childhood died- she dreamt she managed to rub one of them back to life- idea of re animation

Mary Wollstonecraft died from birth poisoning

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Revolution

French and industrial