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HST 122 Frankenstein Questions What is the author trying to argue? I believe that Shelley is trying to express 2 major themes in the Book “Frankenstein” , the first theme that I believe that he is trying to argue is about how dangerous the search of new knowledge is. The book takes place during the scientific revolution that is currently happening in Western Europe at the time. A good example of how deadly this pursuit for new knowledge is when Victor is pressing the scientific envelope by trying to figure out the secret of life. Victor finally figures out this secret, after he is done creating the monster he learns that certain things aren’t as good as they seem and that his new creation will have great consequences for Victor. What is “Romanticism”? According to Chapter 21 in “ Western Civilization a Brief History” romanticism was a nineteenth-century artistic movement that rejected the emphasis on reason of the Enlightenment. Instead romantics focused on the importance of intuition, feelings,
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HST 122 taught by Professor Thurston during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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