How Did Mary Shelley's Life Influence Her Writing

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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.
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Mary lost her mother when she was born but did not quite really experienced what a true loss was at that time. Mary’s first pregnancy was a premature birth, she lost her baby twelve days later after her giving birth it must have been an awful experience to lose a child time went by and she would “still think about my little baby – ‘tis hard, indeed, for a mother to lose her child.” After the loss of their baby both started experiencing relationship issues. Mary’s stepsister had feelings for her husband Percy and he thought it was not wrong for them to have something going on he even had the guts to encourage her wife to have an affair with his friend a British writer, Tomas Jefferson Hogg (Authors and Artist for Young Authors 23). They had a second child named William born in January 1816 and a year later she is pregnant once again giving birth to her daughter Clara Everina. “In October of 1816, Mary’s half-sister Fanny killed herself, a terrible echo of her mother’s two attempts at suicide, and Percy Shelley’s wife died” (Authors and Artist for Young Adults 23). This led to Percy and Mary to freely get married, something that they had been wanting to do for so long and also improved Percy’s position with his father. In 1818 when the Shelley’s returned back to their home their daughter Clara Everina dies at one year of age and a year …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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