Every writer’s works’ are influenced by something. This could be anything, from a motive, a person, an event, a wish, a life. After years of research and study, scholars have determined that the connections existing between Mary Shelley’s life and her book Frankenstein are far more than just simple coincidences. The various references to family members and expressions of situations and feelings, among others, make Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein a puzzle in which she has secretly embedded pieces of her own life.