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Mary Shelley genially wrote Frankenstein. A book that has been re-told a countless number of times, a story that almost every child heard as they grew up, becoming almost an American tradition. Various aspects of the story even though fiction were reflections of Mary Shelley’s personal life. Shelley uses tragic and shocking events to develop her characters. The symbolism she uses is that of what happens in the world at all times, mirror images of our true society. Shelley’s writing was odd for her time period.
Mary Shelley was the daughter of famous authors. Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the first feminists which reflect somewhat in her female characters. Growing up in Europe it was only natural she base the book about somewhere she knows. Frankenstein was born literally from Shelley’s mind as it came in dream. After the dream she had to describe the horror which she had in that nightmare. The thought of writing the story came to her by another writer Lord Byron. Mary Shelley had all the ingredients to be an incredible writer, her father, mother, and husband were famous writers. Th…