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Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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I. AUTHOR & AUTHOR BACKGROUND
1. Mary Shelley was born on August 30th, 1797 in London, England by the name of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, was a famous feminist, but unfortunately died shortly after Shelley 's birth. William Godwin, her father, raised her and her half sister. A tension grew between her and her family when her father remarried and had another child. She loved to daydream and was a very imaginative child. In 1814, Mary fell in love and ran away with Percy Shelley. In the mean time, and at the age of 21, she wrote her novel Frankenstein. Shelley and her husband, as of 1816, attempted to have children several times, and finally succeeded with Percy Florence, who was the only one to live to adulthood. Unfortunately, her husband drowned just 3 years after their son 's birth. ("Mary Shelley" Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015)

In Frankenstein, Elizabeth 's mother dies giving birth to her and Dr. Frankenstein 's mother passes when he was only a teenager. Mary also had a rough start in life, but both she and her characters still remained full of life and found interest in dreams, studies, and their imaginations. However, Victor and Mary continue to experience death after death throughout their entire lives. Mary Shelley might have intentionally made the audience sympathize with the monster as well because she put her pain and loneliness from her experiences into his character.

II. GOTHIC NOVEL
1. A gothic novel is an English
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