Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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Mary Shelley was born on August 30, 1797 in London, England into an educated family. Escaping a difficult life through writing and imagination, she published her most famous novel, Frankenstein in 1818. She wrote several other books including Valperga, The Last Man, Lodore and Mathilde. Throughout her work, Shelley incorporates symbolism not only to develop her characters in her novels but also to contribute to the underlying themes of knowledge, nature, and secrecy. Her experiences, obstacles and gender shaped her writing and made her the famed author of today. Clearly, she not only made strides in literature, but is also known for her feminist views, and the subtle roles gender played in her novels. Mary Shelley was the daughter of philosopher and political writer William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Because of her heritage, she was born into a family of educated philosophers. Due to her mother’s death shortly after her birth, her father was left to care for Shelley and her half-sister. After her father’s remarriage to Mary Jane Clairmont, the family dynamics changed. Clairmont brought her own two children into the marriage, and she and Godwin later had a son together. Because Shelley didn’t get along with her stepmother, she could often be found reading and often daydreaming. To escape from the stress in her own life, Shelley started picture herself in another place. She also found a creative outlet in writing. According to The Life and Letters of Mary
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