Frankenstein Feminist Analysis

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Ragchaa Zaya Hwanhee Park Introduction to Academic Writing 22 October 2015 Feminist reading in Mary Shelley`s Frankenstein, or, Modern Prometheus This thesis examines female representation`s in Marry Shelley`s Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, because it is important in understanding of the reasons behind author`s motivation and choice. Marry Shelley was the daughter of one of the earliest feminist Mary Wollstonecraft who is best known for “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman” (1972), in which she argued for equal opportunities for all in education. She believed that women are not inferior to men, but appear to be weak because of the lack of education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as equal and that social order…show more content…
(Shelley 38) There is a sense that he is referring to her as an attraction – beautiful and graceful – angel wife as a model for all women. Even though they brought up together and had only one year difference in their age, Victor started his pursuit of his education, “I was capable of more intense application and was more deeply smitten with thirst for knowledge. She busied her self ….. in the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home - the sublime shapes of the mountains; the changes of the seasons; tempest and calm; the silence of winter, and the life and turbulence of our Alpline summers – she found ample scope for administration and delight”. (Shelley 36) He feels that because she is a women, “Elizabeth was a calmer and more concentrated disposition” she lack of curiosity and passion, therefore she does not pursue the same education as Victor. According to Theodor Aldar Tomasson`s essay “The education of monster” it states that “men were supposed to be educated in an academic way while women learned more by the way of life, watching their surroundings and learning from society”. It seems like Shelley is trying to portray ideal image of women, but at the same time Shelley tries to criticize the expectation of women in society. The qualities women must have and the idealized role of “angel in the house” have lead Elizabeth and Justin Moritz to

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