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Noryan Yousef

TENAN-SNOW, RANDY

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION OL V1 PART A

10/10/2014

Romanticism Chart

Characteristics of Romanticism Examples from Frankenstein

Waltons desire to explore


1. freedom over control and
something that is greater than what
a general exaltation of
he knows and what is beyond the
emotion over reason and
constraints of society. He is in awe
of the senses
of the vastness of the world, what it
holds and is prepared to experience
the unknown.

2. a preoccupation
Victors constant quest to
with the genius, the hero,
understand as much of knowledge
and the exceptional figure
and life as possible. He questions
in general, and a focus on
and studies in order to learn more.
his passions and inner
This reflects his own want to
struggle
understand himself, his childhood
and mistakes.

3. freedom over Victors creation of the monster. He


control or authority- plays God- Takes on the role of
something that is obviously
the individual over society unattainable.

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Noryan Yousef

TENAN-SNOW, RANDY

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION OL V1 PART A

10/10/2014

a new view of the artist as


a supremely individual
creator, whose creative
spirit is more important
than strict adherence to
formal rules and traditional
procedures

4. the individual over


society
Creature tries to learn how to read
an obsessive interest in
and write. Tries to find love and be
folk culture, national and
part of a family. Admires human way
ethnic cultural origins, and
of life and the goodness in it.
the medieval era

Victors obsessive pursuit of


knowledge that trails danger with it.
(Even before creating the monster,
5. emotion over his obsession to study was in
reason college was dangerous to his
wellbeing and health- the more
obvious example being his want to
go beyond what is tangible in order
to become powerful, even when all it
brings him pain and regret.)

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Noryan Yousef

TENAN-SNOW, RANDY

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION OL V1 PART A

10/10/2014

The delicacy and the goodness of


the monster that changes over time.
6. a turning in ones
He saves the drowning woman and
self and a heightened
tries speaking to the blind man for
examination of human
sympathy.(shows his kindness and
personality and its moods
want to belong) but the constant
and mental potentials
rejections and lack of understanding
from others is the turning point that
that defines him as a tragic
character- turning him evil.

Emotion over logic is portrayed as


Victor tries to protect his wife from
7. emotion over the monster. He leaves her alone
reason and vulnerable thinking he is indeed
protecting, but in actuality, leads to
her death.

The process of creating the


monster- victors journey to the
8. a predilection for
cemetery, collecting corpses and
the exotic, the remote, the
how nature parallels the darkness of
mysterious, the weird, the
Victors actions- foreshadowing of
occult, the monstrous, the
evil to come. In addition, the eerie
diseased, and even the
and stark description of the monster
satanic
is a prologue to something obviously
dangerous to come.

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Noryan Yousef

TENAN-SNOW, RANDY

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION OL V1 PART A

10/10/2014

Elizabeth is kind and caring since


her youth. She is the symbol of
innocence in the book. Even as she
tries to defend the maid against the
murder (against the evidence and
reasoning of finding the pendant
9. a general exaltation of with the maid a proof)
emotion over reason and
of the senses over Also, Henry is a loving friend. He
intellect supports Victor and travels with him
(His love for Victor is important to
him and he journeys with his friend
in order to help him)

They are two romantic characters in


the story.

Nature is pure and beautiful symbol


10. nature and wildness
in the novel. The imagery presented
over human works and a
of Switzerland and how at peace
deepened appreciation of
Victor feels there, reflects the
the beauties of nature
sentiments he feels towards it and
how it is such an important and
curing part of the life around us.

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