Jocelyn Lemus

We speak, we move, we do all these sorts of things because that is what makes us human. As a person we take certain actions because the world asks us to. We invest so much time to satisfy society that we truly forget our personal instincts and beliefs. For a women, it is hard to freely express what is truly kept inside, since majority of the the time in the past and now women have no say.

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Mary Wollstonecraft expresses this sort of action in her writing of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman… when she states, “Nature, by making women little, smooth, delicate, fair creatures”(47). This indicates that once a women is implemented in such image, there isn’t quite a possibility that that expectation will change. Nothing they say or do can be justifiable as long as the words come out of their mouths. To add on, this correlates so well with Justine’s death sentence in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. They correlate because it is shown that women don’t quite defend themselves because they internally believe that their words don’t quite make a difference to society. As Justine says, “I did confess; but I confessed a lie”(83). Why would she lie about something that involves death? A women is seen as this target, this vulnerable human being with no will to express their own feelings. This is important because nature and beauty have a lot to say more about women than women can, according to society. The world has stitched the mouths of women together, up to the point where every word they say comes out as pure muteness.