Mary Shelly's Influence In Her Writing

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born August 30, 1797 in London England. She was a english romantic writer with a hint of goth. She was the only child of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley). Mary Shelley’s parents are a strong influence in her writing as well as husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her most famous work, Frankenstein is a classic that is still read today in schools and seen in pop culture.
Childhood was a little different for Mary being the only child of a atheist and early feminist. When she was born she didn't even take her fathers last name. She had her mothers until she married Percy B. Shelley ( Mary Shelley: A biography). Mary's father was a political writer and her mother was a writer too. She wrote “ A vindication of the rights of a woman”(1792). Unfortunately Mary's mother passed away a few days after she was born. A infection was the cause of death. Shortly, her father remarried a woman named Mary Jane Clairmont. Along with Mary Jane came many step siblings. Mary was very inveous and became sad when her step mother was getting all of fathers time and attention. ( Means, Richard)
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They were not very close growing up but they both wanted to get out and move away so Jane helped Mary plan a escape for her to be with Percy. Jane came along with the couple on their long journey through Switzerland and France. Mary wrote a book about their trip “ History of a six weeks’ tour” (1817). When she published this book it was anonymous. During this trip Mary and Percy worked together and wrote many poems and stories. They reached the Netherlands and spent the night in Gernsheim close to castle Frankenstein. Many by passers told Mary about a dutch doctor who would dedicate all his time trying to bring the dead back to life. This story was creepy and eerie so of course Mary fascinated and never let it leave her mind. Little did she know that they sparked an idea for later hit novel

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