Comparing Dracula And Mary Shelley 's ' Dracula ' And ' Frankenstein '

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Bailey A. Blaze Mrs. Duffey AP English 12 17 Aug 2015 Dracula and Frankenstein Dracula and Frankenstein are both novels within the category of Fantasy. They are both also written in the Gothic style. The authors of Dracula and Frankenstein each experienced many hardships in their life. Some that may have affected the themes used in their novels, and some continued to affect them after the novels were published. Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley are two authors that shaped the Gothic genre into the deep, dark, and thrilling category it is today. Mary Shelley was born in London, England on August 30, 1797. Her parents were William Godwin, her father, a philosopher and political write and her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, a famed feminist. Mary Shelley never met her namesake due to her dying shortly after her birth (bio.com). She also had an older half-sister named Fanny Imlay, a result of her father 's affair. In 1801 things changed, her father married Mary Jane Clairmont who brought two more children to the marriage, and later her father and Mary Jane had a son. While Jane, one of Mary 's stepsisters, was sent of to school Shelley was never formally educated. Instead she used the resources of her Father 's extensive library. It was through her father that Mary met Percy Shelley in 1814. He was a student of her Father 's. As time went on Percy took most of his focus away from her father and focused it on her. They ran away together to England with Mary 's stepsister Jane.
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