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I am studying the gothic tale of Frankenstein written by Mary Shelly. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in London. Her mother Mary Wollstonecraft died of puerperal fever 10 days after giving birth to her. She was one of the first feminists

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Frankenstein I am studying the gothic tale of Frankenstein written by Mary Shelly. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in London. Her mother Mary Wollstonecraft died of puerperal fever 10 days after giving birth to her. She was one of the first feminists, and the author AA Vindication of the rights of women (1792). In Mary Shelley's childhood, she was left to educate herself. The story of Frankenstein started on summer in 1816, when Mary joined with Percy Shelley and Claire clairmont near Geneva Lord Byron. At Eton College, she met a professor named Luigi Calvani's experiments with electric shocks to make dead frogs muscles twitch. Frankenstein was born in Genovese he was studying and was waiting to be sent to a university out of his country. ...read more.

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He wanted people to remember him and his name "Victor Frankenstein who found the way of bringing the dead back to life" printed in books, papers, so that he could be apart of the history and make an impact on the world and man kind. The day his mother died lightening struck and hit a tree which gave him an incredible idea. After his mother had sadly past away, he was so hurt by this he wanted to bring death back to life. But his creation went wrong, he created a monster with hands of a murderer but a mind of a clever and honest scientist. He was obsessed with science and created the monster to replace his mother's death. Elizabeth is the wife of Frankenstein and Clerval was a very close friend. ...read more.

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At this point, we feel sympathy for Victor and we feel that the monster is evil. When the monster helps the family who live in the farm and helps the blind man get rid of the landlord they both start to talk but when the blind mans son comes the monster is rejected and thrown out also badly beat he could of done something but after watching them for so many days he felt as if they were his own and did nothing. This is what made us feel sympathy for him it actually touched us and made us feel hopeless and sad at this time the monster looks vulnerable, sad and hopeless. At this time, we feel Victor Frankenstein is evil for creating him and abandoning him. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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