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Evelina Essay

Frances Burney’s Evelina invites readers into the social landscape of the late-eighteenth century and focuses on the title character’s entrance into a society that is highly reliant on customs, status, and appearance. Through the eyes of a young, naive, socially inept woman, Burney satirizes the customs and expectations of her own society, mocking the weight that people placed on trivial …

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Frankenstein Essay

Throughout Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, there is both an appreciation of the power of the unknown and an anxiety surrounding that power. Not only is Frankenstein portrayed as an irresponsible god figure due to his abuse of power, God himself is also portrayed as an irresponsible creator – God’s creation of Frankenstein led to the creation of the monster. These frames …