Pop Zarieva, Natalija and Iliev, Krste and Donev, Dragan (2018) MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN AND BYRON. Годишен зборник 2018 - Филолошки факултет, УГД - Штип, 9 (11). pp. 29-34. ISSN 1857-7059

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This paper examines the various influences on the young Mary Shelly in the composition of Frankenstein. The delineations in Shelley's novel reflect the moods and feelings of several influences upon her work. These influences include Paradise Lost and the myth of Prometheus, which Mary is to have read the year before the conception of Frankenstein, and most importantly her close relationships with literary figures, mainly her father, William Godwin, her husband, Percy, and her new acquaintance, Lord Byron. The allegorical composition of the novel provides for examination of all of these influences. To concentrate on one of these influences would probably reduce the value of the work. However, we suggest that the main impetus of the novel lies in the influences of Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. The personas and poetry of both men can be seen as reflected in the characterization of Frankenstein, but this paper generally focuses on Byron’s influence. Keywords: influences, protagonists, quest, love and death, revenge

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Natalija Pop Zarieva
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 08:50
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 08:50

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