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  • 1. FrankensteinA scene taken from the film version of Frankenstein directed by James Whalein 1931, starring Boris Karloff.

2. Frankenstein 1. Mary Shelleys life The daughter of Mary Wollstonecraftand William Godwin, both believersin the Enlightened power ofreason. She eloped to France with theRomantic poet Percy B. Shelley. The writing of Frankenstein tookplace at Villa Diodati on the banksof Lake Geneva.Mary Shelley Only Connect ... New Directions 3. Frankenstein 2. Frankenstein and its plot Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, creates ahuman being by joining parts selected fromcorpses. The result of the experiment is ugly andrevolting.Only Connect ... New Directions 4. Frankenstein 2. Frankenstein and its plot The Monster becomes a murderer. At the end he destroys his creator. The story is introduced by a series of letterswritten by Walton, a young explorer on anexpedition voyage to the North Pole, to hissister, Margaret Walton Saville. Only Connect ... New Directions 5. Frankenstein 3. The influence of scienceThe latest scientific theories of chemistry and electricity influenced Mary Shelley The protagonist of He creates a Frankenstein is thehuman beingfirst embodiment through the use of of the theme of electricity andsciencechemistry Only Connect ... New Directions 6. Frankenstein 4. Influences: from Prometheus to Frankenstein The myth of Prometheus Frankensteinis an example of overreacher. Rousseau The Monster is a noble savage. Locke The Monsters self-awareness andhis education. Only Connect ... New Directions 7. Frankenstein 4. Influences: from Prometheus to Frankenstein Gothic stories read by Mary and Percy B.Shelley. S. T. Coleridges Rime of the AncientMariner Both the novel and the poem arestories of a crime against nature.Only Connect ... New Directions 8. Frankenstein 5. Narrative structure: an epistolary novelWaltons narration to his sister Margaret Walton Saville(chapters 1-10) Frankensteins narration to Walton (chapters 11-17)The Monsters narration to Frankenstein(chapters 18-24)Only Connect ... New Directions 9. Frankenstein 6. Main characters Both Captain Walton and Doctor Frankensteintried to go beyond human limits. The Monster is complementary to his creator:they both suffer from isolation and they bothbegin with a desire to be good. Only Connect ... New Directions 10. Frankenstein 7. ThemesThe quest for forbidden knowledge (Walton and Dr Frankenstein) is related to the theme of the overreacher.The double (Dr Frankenstein and the Monster). Only Connect ... New Directions 11. Frankenstein 7. Themes The overcoming of natural and divine rules the creation of a human being without theparticipation of a woman. Social prejudices the Monster as anoutcast. Education and experience the Monstersintellectual and emotional development.Only Connect ... New Directions 12. Frankenstein 8. Frankenstein on the screenA being created by manBoris Karloff in Frankenstein by James Whale, 1931Robert De Niro in Mary Shelleys Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh, 1994Only Connect ... New Directions 13. Frankenstein 9. Frankenstein and cloning Cloning is the creation of anorganism that is an exact genetic copy of another. This means thatevery single bit of DNA is the same between the two.Can you consider the Monster a sort of a clone? Sheep cloning.Only Connect ... New Directions 14. Frankenstein 10. Cloning stepsThe first European transgenic mouseSheep Dolly Parliament voted Scientists discovered stem was born was bornagainstcells inside placenta and therapeuticamniotic fluid able to givecloning rise to specialized cells1952 1982 19841996 1998 2000 2001 2007 First nuclear Embryo splitting Thomson The Advanced Cell transposition of technique was found outTechnology announcedthe nucleus of adiscovered: from a embryo stem its success in cloning afrog embryo cellsingle embryo, 5cells human embryo identical sheepwere obtainedOnly Connect ... New Directions