I have a to do research on Frankenstein and I have a topic on it called "stream of consciousness." Where can I get some information on this?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Honestly, applying a strict definition of stream-of-consciousness will be difficult. Frankenstein is not written as a stream-of-consciousness. Rather, it is told in a series of nested narratives, in a common Gothic structure that builds on the epistolary novel structure. (This whole thing is supposedly told in letters back home.) What's more, the various narrators are pretty self-aware—far from stream-of-consciousness.

That said, the closest this comes to stream-of-consciousness is when Victor creates the monster in the lab, and when the monster is describing his preverbal state.

For information on stream-of-consciousness itself, see the link below.

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