Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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Although Frankenstein is a fictional story, I think in many ways it is representative of Mary Shelley personal views in her everyday life. Mary Shelley was raised by her father after her mother passed and because of that they always had a rocky relationship even after her father remarried. Mary fell in love with one of her father’s political followers, Percy Shelley and they got married although her father did not approve of their relationship because of the age difference. Throughout their relationship, they faced many obstacles that made it hard for their relationship to work, but it did. This aspect of her relationship is show through Elizabeth in the novel because it shows how hard women will work to make a relationship work even when…show more content…
28)”. He describes her as compassionate. This section of the novel encompasses the attitude of most women, nurturing and caring. Although she was compassionate, Victor explains that his mother had a hard life, “Her health, and even the tranquility of her hitherto constant spirit, had been shaken by what she had gone through (pg.26)”. He describes the relationship his parents had by saying, “There was a show of gratitude and worship in his attachment to my mother, differing wholly from the doting fondness of age, for it was inspired by reverence for her virtues (pg.26)”. This specific part of the novel is significant because it shows that Victor was taught how to treat a woman by watching his father and mother, but it makes you question where his opinions on women came from. Victor spoke of his mother with a great amount of respect, but his description of Elizabeth was different. This narrative is the first to show his possessive behaviors. He described her as “the inmate of my parents’ house – my more than sister – the beautiful and adored companion of all my occupations and my pleasures (pg. 31).” Even when Victors family brought Elizabeth home she was an object and not a person. This is shown by Victors mother, “I have a pretty present for my Victor, … she presented Elizabeth to me as her promised gift, I, with
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