The Mother Of The Novel Frankenstein By Mary Shelley

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the mother of the novel Frankenstein, was born on August 30, 1797 in London, England, child of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. Wollstonecraft wrote about the struggle of women and promoted women’s rights, while Godwin wrote pieces that aimed toward achieving a philosophical goal. Mary Shelley was unfortunately only to really experience literary expertise through her father, for her mother died due to puerperal fever early within one month of giving birth to Shelley. Seeing as a single father would not suffice for raising a child, Godwin remarried another woman by the name of Mrs.Clairmont. Shelley felt nearly abandoned by her father, forced to spend time with a stepmother that clearly disliked her since she was not her own child. Mrs.Clairmont, on the other hand, would be greatly jealous of the way houseguests would praise and be in awe of Godwin and his equally as intelligent daughter, so she encouraged her to extensive labor around the house. It seems that the tension between Shelley and her stepmother and the beaten relationship between Mary and Godwin can be transcended into the relationship between Victor Frankenstein and his creation; both exhibiting a battered relationship, though one more than the other. Godwin, being an amazing intellectual being, taught Mary himself rather than her attending a formal institution. Godwin knew the potential of his daughter, and he pushed her to be a successful writer like both of

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