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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein Coursework Essay Mary Shelley was born on August 30, 1797 in the 8th year of the French Revolution. Her mother died tragically 10 days after giving birth, so Mary Shelley never knew her mother. Mary Shelley's first and most important piece of work was Frankenstein, which was finished when she was 19 years old. Mary Shelley died at the age of 53 from a brain tumour in 1851. She is buried in St Peters Churchyard. Frankenstein was first published in the early months of 1818. At the time there weren't many women writers around and it was unusual to find a woman writing a book. Also you would find very few horror stories around during this century. At the time it was one of the most horrific books around. Since then the book has been published many times by many different writers. In the 1930's the book was made into a film and it was done again in the 1970's. ...read more.


Frankenstein showed the exact opposite of love when he runs away. In addition, the creature is alone in the world. He has no friends to show kindness to or receive it from. He also has no way of knowing how to react towards others. Furthermore, the creature has no guidance in his life. Frankenstein ran away so he could not teach Mary Shelly makes the act of creating the monster seem unnatural by saying 'it was on a dreary night of November. This is the opening to chapter five and sets the scene because you can imagine the monster walking down a dark dirty ally way with mist and fog in the air and tramps on the floor. The first three things the monster does is remember how to speak, read and write he is able to remember how to do all of these things because he watches a family in the woods teach a foreign man how do all those things. ...read more.


Initially, they were happy in Italy, but their two young children died there. Mary never fully recovered from this trauma. Nevertheless, Shelley empowered Mary to live, as she most desired: to enjoy intellectual and artistic growth, love, and freedom. It is proven in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein that feelings and emotions are felt in any being; whether it be man, creature, or monster. Victor Frankenstein and his creation felt a lot of the same feelings. Only difference, one man, the other monster. Their relationship had many ups and downs. They grew to love and to hate. When the story about Frankenstein creating a creature first began, Frankenstein was hoping for a new discovery. He was filled with "a kind of enthusiastic frenzy". Frankenstein's number one priority was to complete his creation. He loved his creation before it became to life. He was so caught up into his work he realized he had done nothing else, "For this I had deprived myself of rest and health". Frankenstein was in love with the fact that he was creating a whole new being. ...read more.

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