Frankenstein Essay | Women in Frankenstein

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Women in Frankenstein

Summary: A description and analysis of the role of women in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Almost all the female characters in the novel, except for Safie, play passive roles; confused, abandoned, long-waiting, lover Elizabeth; loving, sacrificial mother Caroline Beaufort; wrongly accused Justine, enslaved mother of Safie; and passive listener Margaret Saville.
The novel Frankenstein touches on many controversial ideas, knowledge as threat, secrecy of Victor about monster, rejection, abortion, that captivate the readers with its fascinating narrative. One of the important concepts that is touched over and over again is the passive role of the female characters. Almost all female characters, except for Safie, have passive roles; confused, abandoned, long-waiting, lover Elizabeth, loving, sacrificial mother Caroline Beaufort, wrongly accused Justine, enslaved mother of Safie, passive-listener Margaret Saville.

Mary shelly describes women as dependent on the male characters around them. Their sole purpose is to serve, and obey the demand of their men. Elizabeth is very supportive, and concerned about Victor, and his health. When Victor decides to leave for his studies, Elizabeth does not object, and continues to support and care for him. She patiently waits and waits for Victor to marry him, and the day they get...

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