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Mary Shelley Child of Mary Wollstonecraft & William Godwin Never knew her mother, but her father passed on her feminist ideas Married Percy Shelley against her father’s wishes Lost 3 children & several relatives before 21 Frankenstein Inspired by the extreme grief and anger she experienced w/ the death of her family members (Frankenstein is motivated by grief) The novel was the result of a bet between herself, Shelley, and Byron, as to who could tell the best ghost story Wrote it at 19; Gothic novel Samuel Taylor Coleridge Graduated from Cambridge Around 1800, Coleridge developed rheumatism became addicted to the opium that
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Unformatted text preview: the doctor gave for the pain • At the end of his life, he was under a doctor’s care Lyrical Ballads co-authored by Wordsworth; contains the first version of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner “Kubla Kahn” Two themes: Sex and poetry; according to the poem, both sex & poetry create new & unique masterpieces The Rime of the Ancient Mariner • poem; allegory of the salvation experience: • the mariner and the bridegroom ; the ship in icy waters; he dead ocean; the albatross that brings hope ; the crossbow ; the spirits ; the compulsion to tell the story...
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