The work,”The Mortal Immortal”, views women as submissive and helpless, and need to constantly rely on others before achieving satisfaction during the work’s specific era (The Author Of Frankenstein 2). As quoted from the work: “I was then very young--very poor--and very much. in love. I had been for about a year the pupil of Cornelius, though I was absent when this accident took place. On my return, my friends implored me not to return to the alchymist's abode. I trembled as I listened to the dire tale they told; I required no second warning; and when Cornelius came and offered me a purse of gold if I would remain under his roof, I felt as if Satan himself tempted me” (The Author Of Frankensterin 2). The woman portrayed in the work was very much in love that she could not see the huge negative influences her lover was giving to her. She was ignoring friends’ warnings to not allow herself become swayed by her emotions. She needed to depend on her lover, regardless of how he was negative for her, that was why she could not leave him.
The, “The Mortal Immortal,” work likewise portrayed a woman to be dependent on their best friends for emotional satisfaction (The Author Of Frankenstein 2). The woman in the work was attached to her best friend, Bertha (The Author Of Frankenstein 2). As the work was quoted: “I cannot remember the hour when I did not love Bertha; we had been neighbours and playmates from infancy--her parents, like mine, were of humble life, yet respectable--our attachment had been a source of pleasure to them” (The Author Of Frankenstein 2). The author is sending out the message that women his era tend to be old fashioned, in that they felt they would need the protection and value of others before theywould their lives had meanings.
Readers can learn from the work, “The Mortal Immortal”, that women during the era of the author and women during this era definitely have a lot of differences. Women during this era tend to be independent, liberal and open-minded than women during the earlier years. Present women tend to believe that everybody should be given the chance to stand on their own instead of depending too much on others. Being dependent on oneself induces a woman to obtain an occupation in the industry, besides being just a plain homemaker. Women during this era usually believes that they are better off to stand alone without men in their lives instead of making the relationships worse (if it will become worse), in the long run.
“The Mortal Immortal: A Tale.” Romantic Circles.