Ode to a Grecian Urn
A comparison and contrast of Keats’ aesthetic of art in “Ode to a Grecian Urn” with Wordsworth’s “It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Peaceful,” Kant’s “Perpetual Peace,” and Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”
This paper provides an overview of the main ideas advanced by the period known as the Enlightenment in Western Civilization. How these views and ideas are challenged by other writers and philosophers like Mary Shelley, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Friedrich Nietzsche is the main focus of the analysis.
SHELLEY, MARY. "FRANKENSTEIN".
Textual study, problems of authorship, search for origins, tracing reputation & influence; impact of occultism, philosophy, morality of science.
The Creature adn the Mariner
Compares and contrasts Mary Shelley's story of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature to Coleridge's Mariner of his poem, "The Ancient Mariner," arguing that the latter informed the former.
Frankenstein and The Birthmark
An analysis of two works of literature that explore the destructive fascination for science and nature: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark." Discusses the characters of Alymer and Frankenstein, both men of science, and how they are responsible for their fate.