Flashcards in Women Deck (11)
When she presented Elizabeth to me as her promised gift, I, with childish seriousness, interpreted her words literally and looked upon Elizabeth as mine - mine to protect, love and cherish
My more than sister, since death she was to be mine only
For a man it was excellent, for a woman it was wonderful
Methinks it is a wonderful work for a girl of nineteen
The rise in Gothic literature in the 18th Century was due to its "feminine character"
Victor is Shelley's alter ego, Elizabeth and Justine die as sacraficial victims
Victors most passionate relationships are with men rather than women
Victor cannot do scientific research and think lovingly of Elizabeth and his family at the same time
One of the deepest horrors in the novel is Frankenstein's implicit goal of creating a society for men only, his creature is male; and refuses to create a female
Always refers to nature as "she", Victor steals "the females control over reproduction"
Frankenstein has eliminated the female primary biological function and source of cultural power
Set against the novels wider pattern of gender inequality and political injustice, De Lacey's offer an alternative
The story of Frankenstein is a story of a man who usurps the female role by giving birth
He defies morality by giving birth
He gets "retribution" for his "deficient infant care"
The trauma of afterbirth
What could I do?
Half my misfortune