Rough Draft Have you heard of the book Frankenstein? I sure you have, in this paper I will share with you the life and the success of the famous author Mary Shelley. I will start with her child hood; Mary had two famous authors for parents William Goodwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. But unfortunately Mary mom died when she was only eleven days old Mary’s dad hired a nanny immediately. The nanny made Mary’s life full of adventures and fun times while the father was distancing from his children.
When she wrote Frankenstein, she revealed her hidden fears and desires through the story of Victor Frankenstein’s creation, putting him symbolically in her place (Murfin, Ross. "Psychoanalytic Criticism and Frankenstein.”). Her purpose, though possibly unconsciously, in writing the novel was to resolve both her feelings of abandonment by her parents, and fears of her own childbirth. Mary Shelley was born in 1797 to Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, two of the greatest liberal thinkers of the time. Her mother died after two weeks of giving birth to her, leaving Shelley feeling both abandoned by and guilty of her mother’s death.
Once the guys read her story, it became the most known Gothic Novel. They felt it was too good, just to be a story, it was scary and unreal. Her novel Frankenstein showed many readers that she was very interesting woman of the 19th century. Mary Shelley was not the normal everyday day, she was much more interesting. Growing up Shelley lost her mother shortly after her birth.
Mary Shelley: Bride of Frankenstein Authors have written horror novels with old props of haunted castles and moonlit dagger scenes for ages. However, there is one author deserving of significant commemorations for her horrific novel, Frankenstein. Mary Shelley, author of the most notable gothic novel of all times, inspires authors who read her work. Mary Shelley’s professional life as her husband’s editor, a novelist, and a poet began in 1816, in Scotland when she began her first novel. First of all, while Mary Shelley visited her family in England, Shelley became an acquaintance to the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and later became his wife (Walling 9) and full time editor.
Her mother had died after giving birth to her and she grew up in a chaotic family that included a half-sister, a stepmother, a stepbrother, and a stepsister, in addition to her brilliant but difficult father. At only 16 Mary, accompanied by her stepsister, fled Europe with a married man whose wife was pregnant. Mary soon gave birth to a child who died within days and then had her second child who was 5 months old when she began Frankenstein, but sadly died shortly after the book was published. Mary is said to have had great ambition herself, despite all the tragedy and disappointment she met, these are all key points in the story line. She was very intelligent and during the time she was writing Frankenstein she read almost 100 books, in several languages.
Eleven days after Mary Shelley’s birth, her mother, the famed author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, succumbed to puerperal fever, leaving her [Mary Shelley’s] father, William Godwin, bereft of his beloved companion. In her honor, Godwin puts together a loving tribute entitled Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman, a sensitive and factual account of his deceased wife’s life. 2. The relationship between Mary Shelley and her stepmother was strained. The new Mrs. Godwin provoked Shelley’s ire by encroaching upon her privacy.
Frankenstein and Sandman both go to show us how the unknown can be deadly if not studied properly. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin known later as Mary Shelley, was born in London England on August 30th 1797 and was the daughter of a philosopher and political writer. Mary Shelley lived a rough life since she never knew her mother due to death after her birth and her step mother seemed to despise her. Mary’s older half-sister Fanny Imlay was sent to get an education by their new stepmom but Shelley did not receive the same blessing. Not having the same education Mary utilized her father’s library to read and sometimes even reading by her mother’s grave.
Due to his alcoholism, he was sent to a sanitarium in Paris, where he could hopefully get better. Shortly after though on December 7, 1892 , Eleanor's mother died from complications of diphtheria. (Harrity 12) Being unfit to take care of the children, her father moved to Southwest Virginia to seek help for his alcoholism.. Eleanor was sent to live with her Grandmother in New York. Even though being seperated Eleanor and her father still communicated through letters which spoke of activities that they would participate in teogether. August 14, 1894, due to complications of his alcoholism, Elliot Roosevelt died, Eleanor was at the age of ten at this time.
After having their first son, William, in 1816, Percy’s legal wife committed suicide giving them the opportunity to legally get married (Gilliland 1). The Godwin and Shelley’s relationship began to get better after the marriage. After the wedding, Percy and Mary moved to Marlow, England and had a daughter, Clara (Means 3). Around 1819 when they moved to Pi... ... middle of paper ... ...oyage to visit a poet with a friend (Mary Shelley 3), his boat sank in 1822.In the same year, Mary had a miscarriage. She had a nervous breakdown because of these tragedies and it filled her life with loneliness (Lombardi 1).
Byron came up with the idea that each of them should write a ghost story to pass time. It is thought she took many ideas from Percy Shelley's ‘Prometheus Unbound’ and most of Frankenstein became based on the limitations of being a human being. Mary Shelley alone succeeded in creating a story that would later become one of the most famous of all time. In the preface t... ... middle of paper ... ...ssue in Frankenstein relates to modern times. There are growing numbers of children from single parent backgrounds where, for certain reasons, they have been abandoned by one or both of their parents.