ENGLISH ROMANTICISM

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ENGLISH ROMANTICISM by Mind Map: ENGLISH ROMANTICISM

1. FIRST PART: WALTON WRITES TO HIS SISTER IN EPISTOLARY FORM

2. 1. CHARACTERISTICS:

2.1. The predominance of imagination over reason

2.2. Primitivism

2.3. Love of nature

2.4. Mysticism

2.5. Interest in the Gothic

3. 2. The Gothic novel

3.1. combines elements of both horror and romance

3.2. example: Frankestein of Mary Shelley

3.2.1. is the precursor of science-fiction;

3.2.2. is a novel published in 1818 during the Romantic tradition

3.2.3. its main themes are:

3.2.3.1. THE DOUBLE

3.2.3.2. THE OVERREACHER

3.2.3.3. THE QUESTION OF FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE

3.2.3.4. THE VIOLATION OF WOMEN'S ROLE

3.2.3.5. SOCIAL PREJUDICES

3.2.4. MORAL: THE SCIENTIST ACTS AS GOD CREATING A NEW LIFE FROM NOTHING

4. 4. MARY SHELLEY

4.1. Was born in 1797 in London; she was an English novelist, dramatist and biographer.

4.2. SHELLEY POETRY

4.2.1. LOVE REFORMS

4.2.2. LOVE AND FREEDOM ARE THE KEY ELEMENTS IN HIS POEMS

4.2.3. FOUND PLEASURE IN NATURE

4.2.4. HATED TYRANNY

4.3. One of her most famous novel is Frankestein

5. 3. FRANKESTEIN'S STORIES

5.1. Story told in the first person by 3 narrators:

5.1.1. CENTRAL PART: FRANKESTEIN TELLS HIS STORY IN THE FORM OF AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT WHO EXPLAIN HIS BEHAVIOUR

5.1.2. THE NARRATION IS CONCLUDED BY WALTON HIMSELF IN THE EPISTOLARY FORM