Mary Shelly's Impact On Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley was born on, August 30th 1797, to William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft (Frankenstein, front page). She was married to Percy Shelley. Two years after she married Percy, she published her very famous novel, Frankenstein. Mary Shelley, lived a life full of disappointments which impacted her ability to write deep character developments, due to her numerous miscarriages, death of child, no biological mother, and her failed marriage. Mary never got to get to know her biological mother, as she died shortly after Mary was born which left her father to care for Mary and her older sister, Fanny. William Godwin got married to Mary Jane Clairmont in 1801 (biography.com). Mary Jane had 2 children, and later on William and Mary…show more content…
They decided they would all try to write their own horror story which is when Mary started writing her famous novel, Frankenstein (Frankenstein, front page). Later on during that same year, Mary’s half-sister, Fanny, had committed suicide. Then Percy’s wife also committed suicide. Which meant Mary and Percy could get married, in December of 1816 (Frankenstein, front page). Mary’s marriage was not the easiest of marriages. There was heart-ache and many other struggles. Plus the death of two other children. Their son, Percy Florence Shelley, was the only one of Mary’s children to survive up to adulthood. Mary Shelley had been made a widow, which was caused by the drowning of her dear husband Percy Shelley (wiki). Mary had to work hard to provide for her son and herself. She wrote a couple more novels and made sure her late husbands literary works were placed in literary history, as where they should. She also had some struggle with late Percy Shelley’s father, he never really approved of his lifestyle. Mary Shelley died of brain cancer, February in 1851. She was 53 years old. She was buried next to her mother and her father. Also with some ashes of her later husband Percy
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