A Feminist Story Of Mary Shelly 's Frankenstein Essay

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Before feminism in the United States there was feminism found all around the world. In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein She projects women as passive and only being in there to be as a love interest to men. Mary Shelley is the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft on of the leading feminist in the Romantic Era so it is surprising that she would demoralize women like she did in Frankenstein or is Mary Shelly making a feminist stand because even though the book has no strong female leads its full of men and the mistakes they make.
It seems that Mary demoralizes women by making men the main focus in the story. With the narrator Robert Walton being male it makes the audience care very little for women. The main character Victor Frankenstein is male. There no serious female lead roles in Frankenstein.
In Frankenstein Mary Shelly portrays women as not as important as men. For example when Justine was in trial and Elizabeth give this long and touching speech "I am," said she, "the cousin of the unhappy child who was murdered, or rather his sister, for I was educated by, and have lived with his parents ever since and even long before, his birth. It may, therefore, be judged indecent in me to come forward on this occasion; but when I see a fellow-creature about to perish through the cowardice of her pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her character. I am well acquainted with the accused. I have lived in the same house with her, at one time for five and…

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