Byronic Heroism in "Frankenstein" and "Dracula"
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The paper examines how the figure of the Byronic hero in "Frankenstein" and "Dracula" generates social criticism as well as illustrates principles of the aesthetic of Romanticism.
From the Paper:"To undertake the project of comparing the Byronic hero in "Frankenstein" with a similar figure in "Dracula" is to acknowledge the Romantic sensibility that the novels share. How that sensibility informed character and theme in such texts as Shelley's "Frankenstein" and Stoker's "Dracula" can be seen in ways that Romanticism bubbled up from the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment in the early ...th century. Although Romanticism owed much to the Enlightenment, it deified feeling instead of reason, was suspicious of institutional constraints, entailed nature, mysticism, and conceptualized humanity as living..."
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