How can a psychoanalytic approach be applied to Mary Shelley's ''Frankenstein''?

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How can a psychoanalytic approach be applied to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

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There are many theoretical approaches we can use to analyze a work of literature. Think of a literary theory as a specific lens through which we view the content of the poem, short story, novel, or play.

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A psychoanalytic approach means that we consider the work in question according to the ideas of Freud's views about the workings of the human mind and...

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Frankenstein Critical Analysis & Literary Criticism
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A closer look at Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' can give us insight into the author and her anxieties over children, into the problems and conditions of her time, and offers a warning about hubris.


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