Mary Shelly's Treatment Of Women In Frankenstein

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Rough Draft Being known as a horror writer may be Mary Shelley’s claim to fame. In fact, at the mention of the author’s name, most people will automatically envision the bolt-necked monster with which we are all familiar. While Mary Shelley did not gain much recognition for her work during her lifetime, she used her experience and her writing to promote equality for women. She took aweful experiences throughout her lifetime and made magical horror stories about it and transformed herself into the horror story Mary Shelley we all know of now hundreds or years later. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was born August 30th, 1797 in London, England. Her father name was William Godwin who was also a writer and her mother Mary Wollstonecraft who was a…show more content…
“As a young girl it was thrilling to see a pretty woman capable of crafting something horrfying and challenging” Mary says. Mary went into a deep depression after she was widowed at the age of 24 she struggled to support herself and her son. She wrote Frankenstein and the monster represented the suppression of women. The women in the book are represented as the treatment of women in the early 1800s which means they were treated as if they were nothing and like property. The death and suffering of the female characters portrays that in the 1800s it was acceptable because they were treated like property. She was criticized for the grousome violence in the novel but some other authors gave her credit because she was a woman writing horror stories that are so violent she gained some creditablity from other male male authors. She devoted herself to promote her late husbands poetry she released ‘The last Man’ in 1826 after the death of her husband. She continued to keep her husband’s poetry and books released so the people of England and around the world should know the name of Percy Shelley, because when they were together he treated her with respect and didn’t treat her like a piece of meat or property like all the other husbands treated their
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