Another Year Down

As you all know, this class (as all of Nic’s are) was a blast, so let’s just take a chill moment and reflect on what the hell happened this year! First off, we apparently read all of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which seems both so distantly past that I can barely remember it, but so recent that… Read more Another Year Down

Theme of Nature in Frankenstein & “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (Project 1)

“Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from the earth” (Shelley, 17). Throughout Frankenstein, there are several instances where… Read more Theme of Nature in Frankenstein & “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (Project 1)

Was The Creature Developmentally Disabled?

One could argue that the creature from Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein, is a character suffering from psychosocial impairments. Developmentally, psychosocial skills are gained in childhood, and some issues can be worked out with therapy, preventing further problems in adulthood. The creature in this novel had no childhood to develop through. The creature was thrown… Read more Was The Creature Developmentally Disabled?

Challenging Enlightenment Principles

Mary Shelley was a daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, a female rights activist during the Enlightenment. Wollstonecraft was a supporter of Enlightenment ideals and principles, and she was also an activist for the education of women and girls. Enlightenment advocates were passionate about freedom and expression of the individual as well as the furthering of scientific… Read more Challenging Enlightenment Principles

Moonlit Monsters

Something that caught my attention when Frankenstein’s creation was telling his story was the fond mentions of the moon. “Soon a gentle light stole over the heavens and gave me a sensation of pleasure. I started up and beheld a radiant form rise from among the trees. [The moon] I gazed with a kind of… Read more Moonlit Monsters