View Full Version : Mary Shelly vs. Frankenstein

05-28-2017, 03:24 PM
Frankenstein draws parallels to Mary Shelly, such as a motherís death from childbirth and not having any formal education. Do you think Mary saw herself in writing Frankenstein?

05-28-2017, 04:52 PM
You are not comparing a monster learning to read from a random lost copy of Paradise lost and a girl born and raised by two of the most important intellectuals in england, are you?

05-29-2017, 02:12 AM
As far as I remember, Frankenstein was formally educated. And his mother didn't die in childbirth.

05-29-2017, 08:00 AM
I was guessing (maybe wrongly) he was talking about the creature, who had no mother (as someone who lost a mother at childbirth).

09-10-2017, 09:31 PM
Are there other ways that you see Mary Shelley in Frankenstein?