Mary Shelley Biography

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an outstanding writer that to this day many still read her novels and short stories. She is recognized as the daughter of the famous and extraordinary writer Mary Wollstonecraft and a well-known novelist and political philosopher William Godwin (Poetry Foundation 1). She recounts to never have thought of writing, but in fact inherited the talent from her parents, and became an extraordinary author as well. Shelley was mainly influenced to write for the terrible situations she experienced in her life. Mary Shelley had a tough life full of awful experiences and losses, writing was her succor from depression, we can observe how she connects and ties in her personal life to her literary works.
Shelley was born on
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On one of her visits she met the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, he was the son of a wealthy aristocrat. Even though Shelley was married and a father he and Mary had an attraction for each other. Later they declared their love for each other but it was impossible for them to be together. Shelley’s marriage and Mary’s father were obstacles that impeded them from being together. The poet attempted suicide and it proved to Mary that his love for her was real. Both fled to France in 1814, Mary was only sixteen years old, and now nothing could impede them from being together. This getaway resulted in bad consequences to both of them Percy’s father cut off everything from him only giving him a small allowance. They both lived in poverty for quite some years and hiding from debts. They continued with their passion for literature. Mary started writing once again encouraged by her husband but her pregnancy did not let her continue since she had a premature birth daughter. After their second child, they departed to Geneva to meet up with George Gordon and Lord Byron and that is when Mary Shelley started writing her most famous literary work, …show more content…
The novel is undoubtedly autobiographical of Mary, excluding some details. Frankenstein is one of her most recognized novels; it mainly helped her financially since the death of her husband and the nurture of her only surviving child. She began writing the story Frankenstein on her trip to Geneva to meet George Gordon Byron, also known as Lord Byron, a famous poet in the romance genre, who he later on influences her and others to write a ghost story (Nitchie 29). Frankenstein is a horror story about a young scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a creature from body parts he digs from graves. Frankenstein is a giant, approximately eight feet tall and proportionally large (Janet Harris 83). Her stories relate to her life and also provide things that she desired to have done. The reason that May wrote about creating a creature and bringing it back to life is her need of bringing back the people who she loved that died, her children, husband and siblings. The novel contains true events from her life and most of the background she uses are from places she had visited along with her husband. It is said that she would have not written this famous novel if it wasn’t for her interest in scientific discoveries and

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