Rationale

Why this page exists 

Rationale

Volume III Chapter II

Volume III Chapter III

Review of Reviews

Explication of Relevent Poem

Shelley's Letters

Character Analysis

Adaptation

Works Cited

    This website has been created to guide readers through the many facets of Mary Shelley's intricately layered Frankenstein. I have made accessible to the public a couple of Mary Shelley's journals in order to demystify the voice behind the writing. It offers quotes from Mary Shelley's journals and my thoughts on the journal entries I read. There is a minor character analysis which goes into depth on whom I consider to be the most crucial minor character in the story; Safie. A Samuel Coleridge poem grappling with the idea of man and mortality has been explicated in order to give the reader a sense of the ambiance that fogged the Romantic Period (man, nature, and the sublime). 

    I read several of the reviews written on Mary Shelley's masterpiece and selected the few I found to be particularly relevant. My criticism of those reviews can be found in my "Review of Reviews".

    While making this page I found myself identifying with Frankenstein himself. As the concept of the creation of immortal life consumed and overtook Frankenstein, I have found the computer (and this page) to be a modern day monster. Consequentially, there is no glamor to be found on the page; it is simple and uncomplicated. 

    I have prefaced my website with a picture of Achilles from Homer's Iliad because I believe that above all, Mary Shelley sent her book into the world as a statement on the hubris of man, it's tendency to defy laws held to be universally true, and finally it's eventuality; he destruction of the man it inhabits.