miércoles, 17 de octubre de 2007

Group 2: The background

Frankestein is a novel written by Mary Shelley. She wrote this when she was 19 years old, in 1818. It first published anonymously in London. However, the third edition (in 1831) was published under Mary Shelley’s name.

The novel tell us that a scientist called Frankestein wants to give life to a monster with human bodies parts, taken from dead people.

Frankenstein is gothic novel. To the people who don’t know what is a gothic novel, there is some information here: A gothic novel is an important genre of literature that combines elements of horror and romance. As a genre, it’s generally believed to have been invented by the English author Horace Walpole in 1764. The effect of Gothic fiction depends on a pleasing sort of terror, an extension of essentially romantic literary pleasures that were relatively new at the time of Walpole's novel.
Prominent features of Gothic fiction include terror, mystery, the supernatural, ghosts, haunted houses and Gothic architecture, castles, darkness, death, decay, doubles, madness, secrets and hereditary curses.
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.

This novel was against the modern revolution (industrial revolution). We know this because it has a subtitle: Modern Prometheus. This story has had an influence in the literature and developed a fantastic genre of horror in the films and stories.

Written by Daniel Levita and Carolina Matzkin

1 comentario:

Jimena Castellión dijo...

Excellent work! It was quite a difficult topic but your article is very clear and complete. Congratulations!
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