“The Healing Balm of Sympathy Denied”: Moral Sense Philosophy, Patriarchy, and Monstrosity in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
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Though Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein produces an ideology of sympathy consistent with the literary and philosophical aims of Romanticism, this essay examines Shelley’s critique of patriarchy which posits that though sympathetic companionship in Frankenstein remains an ethical necessity, it is unattainable within a social order marred by misogynist structures of power.
Velez, Estefania, "“The Healing Balm of Sympathy Denied”: Moral Sense Philosophy, Patriarchy, and Monstrosity in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.
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