Essay on Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein And The Modern Prometheus

1217 Words 5 Pages
The novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus published in 1818, written by Mary Shelley, a British female writer in the 19th century. Frankenstein was one of the most famous works in the world, already been translated to more than one hundred languages since it published. Mary’s parents were very eminent during that time. Her father was William Godwin, a radical political philosopher, and her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, was one of the earliest feminists, who wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Mary 's parents adhered to revolutionary principles both in politics and in their private lives, but in spite of despising the institution of marriage they took the step after all to facilitate Mary 's entrance into society. However, Mary Wollstonecraft died ten days after the birth of her daughter from puerperal fever. Her daughter from an affair with Gerald Imlay, Fanny, lived with William Godwin and his new-born child. (Pabst-Kastner) Mary’s mother didn’t live long enough to influence Mary her belief for being a feminist. Unlike her mother, in Mary’s famous novel Frankenstein, Mary uses three narrators, all male characters with different perspectives. Female characters were all victims in the story.
Mary Shelley’s original name is Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, was born on August 30, 1798 in London. Mary keeps having idea of she’s the reason why her mother passed away. During 1801, her father William Godwin married second time with Mary Jane Vial, a woman who already had…

Related Documents