Mary Shelly's Life to Frankenstein

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“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.” ― Stephen King. Not only has Mary Shelly remembered the scars of her life, she was able to reflect every painful memory through her book, Frankenstein. While there is beauty in novel, there is also an overall sense of sadness and futility that reflects on her life experiences. This book is an illustration of the destruction she experienced in her life, and her inability to control any of it, just as how Frankenstein and The Creature did not have any control over their tragedies. One way in which Mary Shelly has displayed her life through Frankenstein is that her inability to give life has been shown through Victor's curiosity with life and death. Frankenstein's obsession with giving life has been clearly displayed in this quote, "Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world" (38). Victor's obsession with discovering the secrets of life have completely consumed him as a person. In conclusion, many people and events throughout the course of Mary Shelley’s life influenced her novel Frankenstein. Similarities between her book and her life began to appear at a young age for Mary. The death of her mother and a quest for knowledge appear to be similar concepts to Frankenstein during Mary’s childhood. Also numerous heartbreaking incidents would influence Mary’s novel, such as the suicide of close family members and even the death of her husband. Finally the last inspiration to Mary’s novel was that escapades with her husband Percy Shelley who was a influential figure in her life. Mary’s book would impact new scientific technology that she had warned against and not wanted to become real. Similar to Ray Bradbury, Mary advocated ideas that she
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