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CLIP 11008

The Theme of Love in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'

The Theme of Love in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'

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Key Info
  • The Theme of Love in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'
  • Duration: 02:50
  • Robert Winston explains how one of the central themes in 'Frankenstein' is love. He provides details about how this theme was strongly influenced by Mary Shelley's own passionate relationship with Percy Shelley. The clip includes narrative taken from the novels conclusion, where the monster demands a mate and Frankenstein's eventual destruction of all his work.
  • Subject:



    Fiction Pre 1900: United Kingdom

  • Keywords: Frankenstein, monster, creature, Shelley, loneliness, Shelly, Percy, bride, mate, love, texts
Ideas for use in class
  • Use in conjunction with a study of the novel 'Frankenstein' and a discussion about the main themes of the novel. With a discussion about the social/historial context of the novel. Could be used with clips 11007 and 11006.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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