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William Gilpin's ideas of the Picturesque in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'

William Gilpin’s ideas about the picturesque negatively effects the creature by presenting false hope when he tells V. Frankenstein of his encounters with the family in the cottage. 398 more words


The Picturesque found in Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein has shown his only place of solace when in despair, depression and anxiety is nature. Regardless of his ill feelings towards the “filthy daemon” (Shelley 53) he created, he attributes his improvement in health to the picturesque beauty he finds around him that allows him to be cool and serene. 368 more words

Romantic Elements in Vol. One of Frankenstein

  • Beauty and tranquility: “If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no ally can possibly miss, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind (36).” “While I watched the storm, so beautiful yet terrific, I wandered on with a hasty step.
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The nineteenth century film Frankenstein is considered one of the most iconic horror films in history, which influenced almost every horror film to follow. According to Worland, “Universal’s Frankenstein has not only become perhaps the most famous horror film of all time but one of the landmarks of Hollywood cinema” (Worland, 157). 256 more words


Do you dream?

Do remember your dreams in vivid technicolor or are you just left with the ‘feeling’ from your nightly mental workout?

I do remember my dreams and I get them both in stark clarity of image but also in the more deeply affecting after taste which travels back with me to the real world. 445 more words