Female Representation in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Science Fiction and Fantasy

Female Representation in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Shelley disagrees with Victor’s actions and opinions, as she makes clear, yet she also does not create strong female characters to combat Victor’s obsession with himself and his creation. Female authors of Shelly’s society were rebellious in their own acts, through stories and words women achieved a liberation and equality that was previously not sought. … Continue reading

Modernity; Proceed with Caution or Embrace for Society?
Science Fiction and Fantasy

Modernity; Proceed with Caution or Embrace for Society?

Victorian society was thrown into chaos with the emergence of science to counter the traditional expectations religion had constantly thrust into society. Dracula can be pitied, as he claims “Haven’t I got enough to worry, and pain, and distract me already, without thinking of souls?” Many fear change, and prefer to reside in the comforts … Continue reading

Grimm Brothers; Must there be a lesson?
Science Fiction and Fantasy

Grimm Brothers; Must there be a lesson?

From Greek mythology epics to Harry Potter, children learn the most basic life lessons through storytelling. Rousseau continued Locke’s theory of education, in which he “declared that [children] must not be led, but accompanied in that search for knowledge, with the wise preceptor and friend always at hand to supply information when they ask it, … Continue reading