Presentation on theme: "Famous gothic novels: 1764 Castle of Otranto 1794 Mysteries of Uldolpho 1796 The Monk 1818 Frankenstein 1886 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1897 Dracula 1898."— Presentation transcript:
Famous gothic novels: 1764 Castle of Otranto 1794 Mysteries of Uldolpho 1796 The Monk 1818 Frankenstein 1886 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1897 Dracula 1898 Turn of the Screw Modern writers Stephen King Anne Rice The Horror Novel History
Literature of nightmare Settings are remote Intricate plot Grotesque Hero/heroine threatened by evil Premature burial Chains Evil to come …lure to terror Insanity Imprisonment
Mary Shelley Born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin London 1797 Daughter of two writers Ran away with Percy Bysshe Shelley right before her 17 th birthday She married Shelley after his wife committed suicide She was widowed when husband drowned at age 29 in a boating accident She died in 1851
Her Works: Some Novels: Valperga 1823 The Last Man 1826 Lodore 1835 Also wrote short stories, poems, and essays
Spent summer in Switzerland Idea for a ghost story was suggested to her Frightening images that formed the basis of the novel Developed a haunting character in literature Subtitle: The Modern Prometheus...reference to Greek myth of the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans How did the novel happen?
Question... Did Shelley mean that the spark of life Victor gave to the creature was something no human should have stolen?
The novel: Published in 1818 She was only 19 when published Her husband wrote the preface, and people thought he wrote the novel Book was a runaway success Inspired over 50 films
Should Victor make a mate for the monster? YesNo
Settings in the Gothic Novel What is the place?What are the gothic elements of the place? What happens here? The ArcticRemote, mysterious, dangerous Ice breaks up, the creature is spotted by men on ship, Robert meets Victor, Victor dies, creature boards ship, Walton meets the creature The mountainsRemote, craggy, beautiful, dangerous, cold Victor meets the creature and hears his story Victor’s labSolitary, mysterious, creepy, full of body parts Victor brings the creature to life Small Scottish village Coastal town in Ireland Evian Cottage in Germany
Interview with Mary Shelley? What questions would you like to ask her?