Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein ' Essay

1152 Words Sep 30th, 2016 5 Pages
Mary Wollstonecraft or as many of us know her as Mary Shelley was born on August 30th 1797 in London, England. She was the daughter of philosopher and political writer William Godwin and gained feminist Marry Wollstonecraft, Shelly never knew her mother due to the fact that she died shortly after her birth, and she was raised by her father. In 1816 Shelley married Percy Bysshe then two years later published the novel Frankenstein. At first the novel was published under her husband’s name because at the time women didn’t write books especially books as good as Frankenstein. During this time I considered the women as “slaves” to their husbands and waited hand in hand to them. Their traits usually included cooking, cleaning, and raising or bearing children. Very few women went off to college yet alone finished school. Basically your life was set and you really had no way of deciding how to live it. Mary Shelly was different she was not like any other woman in her time period she educated and independent and really pushed her self especially to write Frankenstein and later publish under her name. Frankenstein focus solemnly on the men’s experiences and does not allow the women’s voices to be heard, instead they die off which was common during the time period. The female role in Frankenstein are just as important as the male role. The women in Frankenstein play significant roles and are just as important as the males and Mary Shelly knew that she wanted to embrace the strength…

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