Why did Mary Shelley Write Frankenstein?

@article{Badalamenti2006WhyDM,
  title={Why did Mary Shelley Write Frankenstein?},
  author={Anthony F. Badalamenti},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={45},
  pages={419-439}
}
  • A. Badalamenti
  • Published 10 August 2006
  • Art, Psychology
  • Journal of Religion and Health
Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus” is presented here as her encoded image of unconscious emotions too painful for her waking personality to deal with. Her innovative image of man-made life is taken as emerging from the confrontation of her hopes for secure love with painful events in her life with Percy Shelley. This paper proposes that her novel served as a waking expression of unconscious feelings of hurt in reaction to Percy. The monster’s role is here decoded as… 

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