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human rights, human condition, aesthetics, imperialism, enlightenment
This thesis investigates the influences of Mary Shelley and trace her construction of Frankenstein. While previous studies have researched Mary Shelley or her novel, little attention has been devoted to considering both. This study takes a close look at the life of Mary Shelley and her novel Frankenstein as a linchpin, reading it as a reflection of Mary’s influences and as a document which itself serves as an influence to others. I examine in what ways the novel impacted English society and could have been read as an allegory for the human condition.
Sy, Bintou, "Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Prometheus liberated" (2018). College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Theses and Dissertations. 254.