The Monster’s Mother: On Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
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Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of this classic with educator and lecturer Cynthia Rutz. An 18-year old Mary Shelley first wrote the tale in response to a contest with her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron to see who could write the most horrifying tale. Shelley brings to the story the sensibility of a young mother, creating a sympathetic portrait of a lonely creature abandoned by his creator and left to fend for himself. This program examines both the tale and its young author.