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Questions related to the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Use this tag with the [mary-shelley] tag.

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Was Victor Frankenstein an aristocrat?

I know that Frankenstein's family were rich enough for him to take frequent vacations, but were they titled nobility? And if they were what title or titles did they hold?
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How could Frankenstein get the parts for his second creature?

When the creature is first created we get a strong impression that it is built up from body parts, quoting from chapter 4: I collected bones from charnel-houses and disturbed, with profane fingers, ...
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Where did the idea that Frankenstein is the name of the monster come from?

I know that the monster is addressed as Frankenstein in several spin off movies, but after doing some primary research cant find where this idea came from. Thanks in advance!
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What is the origin of the name “Frankenstein”?

The name "Frankenstein" is famous enough to have entered popular culture, even if people often get confused about whether it refers to the scientist or the monster. But where did Mary Shelley get this ...
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Frankenstein's Repulsion towards his Monster

Throughout the novel, Victor Frankenstein is horrified at the fact that he created his monster. However, he does not discuss any emotional or moral reservations towards the act of creating the monster ...
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Stories From the Year Without a Summer

I have seen the story many times: Percy and Mary Shelley (not yet wed) paid an a visit to Lord Byron in 1816. Attributed now to the eruption at Mount Tambora, this year was unseasonably cool. Spending ...
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Was Frankenstein was influenced by revolution, the pace of technological change and debates over racial equality?

The New Yorker has written a fantastic piece on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The following commentator writes: Torn by revolution, gasping at the quick pace of technological change, divided by ...
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Does “Natural Lord” in Frankenstein mean “Father” or something to that effect?

From chapter 10 of the Project Gutenberg ebook - or Volume 2, Chapter 3, Page 102 of Penguin Classics edition (emphasis mine): My rage was without bounds; I sprang on him, impelled by all the ...
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How did the monster learn so many words so quickly in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley? [closed]

He can't say any word or understand the world, but when he meets Frankenstein he knows a lot.
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Questions on the meaning of a passage about friendship in Frankenstein, Letter 4

I've just started reading Frankenstein. I really want to make sure that I understand everything I read, so I want to make sure of what these sentences mean. I already did google them, but didn't find ...