Shelley's Mary: A Life of Mary Godwin Shelley Topics for Discussion

Margaret Carver Leighton
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1. Mary's education is unconventional by our standards. Is it adequate for her day?

2. Is Mary in any way responsible for the death of Harriet Shelley?

3. How does William Godwin's attitude toward his daughter affect her?

4. Is the relationship between Claire Clairmont and Mary a beneficial one for Mary?

5. Should the quality of a poet's writing—like Lord Byron's, for example—be judged in any way by the quality of his life?

6. How would you describe the character of Percy Shelley?

7. What can you infer about the quality of medical services in the early nineteenth century from this book?

8. How do you think most modern versions of the Frankenstein story differ from the original?

9. What part of Mary's life would you describe as the happiest? Why?

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