Challengers of the Conventions of Their Time

How did Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, and her daughter Mary W. Shelley, challenge early 19th century European ideas and conventions about gender roles, sexual freedom, and religion?

The Granger Collection,
New York.

By CHALLENGING the conventional ideas of their time!!

In addition, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin influenced her daughter with her fight against gender roles and education practices even though she died within ten days of her daughter's birth!

Mary Shelley by Richard Rothwell, 1839-40.

Copyright 2002: History 257 - Mount Holyoke College
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