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Present/gift

Pretty present

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

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Sister

My more than sister, since death she was to be mine only

3

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Blackwoods

For a man it was excellent, for a woman it was wonderful

4

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Byron

Methinks it is a wonderful work for a girl of nineteen

5

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Pratz

The rise in Gothic literature in the 18th Century was due to its "feminine character"

6

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Youngquist

Victor is Shelley's alter ego, Elizabeth and Justine die as sacraficial victims

7

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Mellor

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

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Johnson

The story of Frankenstein is a story of a man who usurps the female role by giving birth

9

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Moers

He defies morality by giving birth

He gets "retribution" for his "deficient infant care"

The trauma of afterbirth

10

Justine

What could I do?

Half my misfortune

11

Calmer

Happy

Elizabeth was of a calmer, more concentrated disposition

She was no longer that happy creature