Conventional Gender Roles In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The way in which she minimized the female characters in Frankenstein and empowered all male characters also can come across as a silent protest against the conventional stereotypes of gender roles within literature. Due to the contextual time however, Shelley was unable to speak up of her ideas since the rights women's roles in the 18th century were usually confined to them exercising their moral and domestic virtues through housework, religion and charity work and it wasn't until the 1918 (hundred years after Frankenstein was written) that women were given the right to vote and the development of unconventional gender roles begun.
There are however certain parts and aspects within some gothic texts that portray women as powerful, not submissive

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