A young woman is challenged to write a horror story and ends up telling the story of her mother’s life. This is the new truth about Frankenstein.

    Penpusher Posted on August 26, 2019 in Historical.
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      Who is the lead character, the writer or the mother? Just curious

      Singularity Answered on August 26, 2019.
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        LikeĀ  Richiev, not only am I not sure who the main characters is, I am not sure what their relationship is to “Frankenstein”. The daughter of Mary Shelly, the author of Frankenstein, died in early childhood. And the wife of the fictional Victor Frankenstein died on her wedding night, so no daughter. What other mother-daughter pair is related to the Frankenstein story?

        Mentor Answered on August 26, 2019.

        The main character is the mother, Mary Wollstonecraft. She instituted both social and economic reforms for women and fought for equality in both education and earning capacity. In her life she became highly successful, but at her death her journals were published and she was vilified and her reforms revoked due to her defiance of social and religious codes. Her daughters hornet is surprisingly similar but with a very different outcome.

        on August 26, 2019.

        Each episode starts and ends with Mary Shelley, but the middle is all her mother. They share a very similar emotional journey! Frankenstein can be viewed as a story about how monsters are created. Mary Shelley knew that society made out that her mother was a monster. It is viewing Frankenstein through a different lens.

        on August 26, 2019.

        OK, I completely misunderstood who was the daughter and who was the mother

        Frankenstein as an allegory on the life of Mary Wollstonecraft? Sounds like an intriguingĀ  project.

        Since you are dealing with a historical person, it is OK to use a person’s name in the logline.


        When challenged to write a horror story, Mary Shelly pens an allegory on how society treated her mother – Frankenstein.

        on August 26, 2019.

        Beautiful! I love it! It may correct the feedback confusion about why I am setting a story about Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley before her birth!

        on August 29, 2019.
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