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1 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

2 Intro to Romanticism Belief in the individual and common man
Love of (reverence for) nature Interest in the bizarre, supernatural and gothic Interest in the past Looks at the world with more than reasonable optimism (rose-colored glasses) Faith in inner experience and the power of the imagination

3 Elements of Gothic Literature:
Gloomy, decaying setting (haunted houses or castles with secret passages, trapdoors, and other mysterious architecture) Supernatural beings or monsters (ghosts, vampires, zombies, giants) Curses or prophecies Damsels in distress Heroes Romance Intense emotions

4 Paradise Lost Six Sections of Book One
Invocation and introduction of poem's theme An account of Satan's revolt and expulsion from Heaven Dialogue between Satan and Beelzebub The other devils' rallying around Satan - the demonic host listed Satan's speech to the legions (about the creation of man) The building of Pandemonium (inspired by Mammon)

5 Quote IDs

6 Chapter 4 “Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.”

7 Chapter 5 “For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.”

8 Chapter 7 “[A] flash of lightning illuminated the object and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had given life.”

9 Chapter 10 “All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.”

10 Chapter 13 “When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?”

11 Chapter 16 “I am alone and miserable: man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.”

12 Chapter ?? “There is love in me the likes of which you've never seen. There is rage in me the likes of which should never escape. If I am not satisfied in the one, I will indulge the other.”


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