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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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FRANKENSTEIN ESSAY

My Response
This criticism is adequate because it gives insight into what originated the story (Shelley’s circle of friends). It also explains the current of influences in this work. For example, the political problems of the time inspired Shelley to criticize the extreme rationalism of man. Hence, Frankenstein, the rational man, erred in creating the monster that became his perpetual nightmare. This essay is also adroit in giving a synopsis of the story and analyzing important incidents. One of these incidents is when the monster was learning how to be human. This idea sheds light into the problem of “fitting in” in one’s society and the prices that must be paid. Therefore, this essay explores the events and time period that provided the stage for Mary Shelley’s greatest work.

MATILDA ESSAY

My Response
In this critical essay, you will find what drove Shelley to write Matilda. There will be a discussion of the role of women during this time and what Shelley wanted to say about those roles. There is also a discussion of the important themes such as wandering and returning. It explores how this Romantic writer was influenced by the Enlightenment period. Finally, it mentions which other works it influenced as well. It is a complete criticism because it also addresses issues in Shelley’s life while she was writing Matilda, hence it provides a great view of the story and what is there behind it.

Other Essays

THE MOURNER ESSAY

THE LAST MAN ESSAY