For many, the church has been and was corrupt during the time of Mary Wollstonecraft. The Churches also hadn’t been tolerated, especially to Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Wollstonecraft was a strong feminist and mother of Mary Shelley who also disagreed with the church. She for her time was a strong feminist.  She, like many believed that women were just seen as an object of beauty not one of intelligence or anything for that matter. Some of her experiences seemed to be translated into the novel Frankenstein.

In the novel, Justine was charged with the murder of  little William, before she had even went into trial. She was like a scapegoat. And I believe it was due to her being a female.  Even though she had nothing to do with it, she pled guilty in order to keep her “conscious clean” and to not go to hell. She was threatened so much by the church, that it got to the point that she was scared for her after life.  Since the church in the novel was corrupt, she was executed. All these events in the novel, correlated with Wollstonecraft’s views of the church, and how classes were distinguished.  Her being a women also had a part to do with it in my opinion. The Church may have seen her as weak.


Rigo Garcia