Analysis Of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The novel Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley, brought a new era to the writing industry. Shelley’s novel can be described as dark, mysterious, and perplexing due to the actions faced and made throughout the book. Inspiration for writing such a novel arose from Shelley’s personal life and incidents endured throughout it. Although she didn’t directly experience certain events written in the novel, she did experience the same or similar amount of darkness and melancholy in her life. The novel produced by Shelley tells the story of a peculiar creature being brought to life, certain events such as deaths, rumors, and nightmares were all factors in Shelley’s life used to concoct the novel we now know as Frankenstein. Mary Shelley was born on …show more content…
Shelley pursued a marriage and romantic relationship with Percy, who introduced himself as one of her father’s political followers ("Mary Shelley." Wikipedia. Wikipedia). Their relationship could be argued to have been inappropriate based on the fact that Percy was married at the same time he and Shelley commenced their relationship. They merely overlooked the fact that Percy already had a wife and kids and decided to elope, never giving his wife a second thought. This particular event could have possibly contributed to the inappropriate and unseemly relationships in the novel of Frankenstein. For starters, Victor’s parents’ relationship was a bit bizarre considering his father decided to marry his friend’s daughter after he had passed away. Continuing the theme of eccentric relationships, Victor’s relationship with Elizabeth was very interesting. Although they weren’t directly related in any way, his parents still adopted her into the family and took care of her as one of her own, yet they still encouraged Victor to pursue some type of relationship with …show more content…
By 1848 all signs pointed to a brain tumor when Shelley began showing symptoms of possessing one ("Mary Shelley Biography." Mary Shelley Biography). She wasn’t diagnosed until December of 1850 when she started to become numb in certain areas of her body. A little over a year later, on February 1, 1851, Shelley passed away ("Mary Shelley Biography." Mary Shelley Biography). Her last wish was to be buried with her mother, father and the children she had lost earlier in her life ("Mary Shelley Biography." Mary Shelley Biography). Shelley was 53 years of age when she passed, and her success and impact as an author would change the world

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