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Influence of The Metamorphoses and Paradise Lost in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Influence of The Metamorphoses and Paradise Lost in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Frankenstein, possibly Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's most well-known work, is considered by some to be the greatest Gothic Romance Novel. Due to her marriage to
Percy Bysshe Shelley and close friendship with other prolific Romantic authors and poets, namely Lord Byron, Shelley's works permeate with Romantic themes and references. Also present in Frankenstein are obvious allusions to The Metamorphoses by Ovid and Paradise
Lost by Milton. Shelley had been studying these two novels during her stay at Lord
Byron's villa, and at the time she was composing Frankenstein. The use of these references and themes prove that Mary Shelley was a product of her
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