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Feminisim in Frankenstein
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Mary Shelley's life influences on her novel Frankenstein
If most people were to think of Frankenstein they would say it is a story about a male scientist's creation of a monster. However, if we look at Mary Shelley's life we can see that there is a great amount of focus on feminism in the novel through the role of women or lack thereof and the importance of a mother for a child.
We can interpret the novel as a Feminist work and the result of the absence of a mother figure through a child's birth and development
Childbirth without women
Shelley came up with the idea of telling a ghost story with creation and galvanism because of a dream that evoked fear and anxiety in her. Mary Shelley had given birth to a baby girl eighteen months earlier whose death two weeks later caused a recurring dream. I quote "Dream that my little baby came to life again; that it had only been cold, and that we rubbed it before the fire, and it lived. Awake and find no baby. Once again she was dreaming of reanimating a corpse by warming it with a "spark
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