The Context of Frankenstein

English Literature



8m 23s
This tutorial examines the personal and external context when Shelley wrote Frankenstein. It details her background with her parents and contemporaries. She had a feminist mother and revolutionary thinker father, was friends with Lord Byron and married to Percy Shelley. There was a history of birth anxiety, including miscarriages and infant deaths, There was a change in how people viewed the world. Science was challenging religion/turning scientists into gods. Overthrowing ideas of what you could and could not do. External context also included the Influence of Milton & Coleridge and the wider context of Romantic movement


Alex Blott

Alexandra Campbell

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