An annotated version of paragraph 2 of Haywood'sFantomina. These annotations pay special attention to the perception of women in the 18th century within the context of writings by philosophers such as David Hume and John Locke.
Clymene was the daughter of Catreus, who had received a prophecy that he would be killed by one of his children. Clymene was sent to be sold into slavery and forced to marry Nauplius.
Another Clymene is the Titan of Fame and Infamy.
At the time that "circumstantial" perspective of the novel form began to take shape in the mid-seventeenth century, the English court system likewise evolved to prioritize the circumstances of the accused.
Mary Shelley, daughter of famed English philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, wrote Frankenstein at the start of the nineteenth century as the framed narrative of an inanimate heap of body parts brought together through an unknown process to…