domingo, 21 de octubre de 2007

Group 2: Background. Written by: Maia Wasserman, Julieta Kompel, Ivana Slipakoff and Julieta Herstic

Frankenstein is a Gothic fiction, a genre of literature that combines elements of horror and romance.
Terror, mystery, the
supernatural, ghosts, haunted houses, Gothic architecture, castles, darkness, death, decay, doubles, madness, secrets and hereditary curses are some of the components that appear on gothic features.
It includes:
Anti-Catholicism, especially criticism of Roman Catholic excesses. And the stock characters of Gothic fiction include tyrants, villains, bandits, maniacs, Byronic heroes, persecuted maidens, femmes fatales, madwomen, magicians, vampires, werewolves, monsters, demons, revenants, ghosts, perambulating skeletons, the Wandering Jew and the Devil himself.
Frankenstein was written in 1818 by the 19 years old woman
Mary Shelley. She and her stepsister used to run off to continental Europe several times. In 1816, they go abroad again, this time spending time with Byron and his friend Polidori in Geneva. Once there, Byron suggested to all of then to write a ghost story. Mary wrote Frankenstein, the only story of the four that was ever to be published as a novel.
It was first published anonymously in
London, but it was then known in the third edition of 1831 under her own name.
Frankenstein was the first novel in English to deal with the possibility that science will create a monster that can destroy science, and possibly mankind.


Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_novel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein


By: Maia Wasserman, Julieta Kompel, Ivana Slipakoff and Julieta Herstic

1 comentario:

Jimena Castellión dijo...

Very interesting information, girls. Congratulations!