Frankenstein: The Life Of Mary Wolstonecraft Shelley

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The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein was one of Mary Shelley’s most popular novels; this novel is modeled after the many struggles Mary Shelly faced throughout her lifetime. Mary Shelley’s hardships included the loss of three children and a half-sister, and she was widowed at a young age. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born August 30, 1797, in London, England (Biography.com). She was the second daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, a feminist and author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women, and William Godwin, founder of philosophical anarchism and author of An Inquiry Concerning Political Justice (online-literature.com). Shelley’s struggles first began when her mother she never knew died shortly after Mary’s birth (Biography.com). Mary’s half-sister, Fanny Imlay, was born to Wollstonecraft
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One rainy day Mary, Percy, Lord Bryon, and John Polidor were entertaining themselves by reading horror stories to one another. Lord Bryon suggested they each try writing their own horror story, which was when Mary started writing Frankenstein (Biography.com). Frankenstein was published two years later in 1818 (Biography.com). Valperga(1823) and The Last Man(1826) are two other famous novels that Mary Shelley wrote throughout her lifetime. The story of Frankenstein’s monster still lives on today in pop culture. There are over 75 different films based on the premise and/or characters in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein (wikipedia.org).
In the story Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein goes through many hardships. His mother died when he was still living at home and his wife, brother, and a friend were murdered by the monster he had created. When we look at the Author, Mary Shelley’s life, we see similar struggles and tragedies depicted in Victor Frankenstein’s life. She suffered the death of her mother, three children, a step-sister, and

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