He is young, impetuous and fearful. As for the creature he asks his creator Frankenstein many a question that us humans ask of god: I had been the author of unalterable evils; and I lived in daily fear, lest the monster whom I had created should perpetrate some new wickedness.
It is this monomania which Shelley warns us against. We also see the proof of the adage that the path to hell is paved with good intentions. A struggle begins between the two: On my list of all time favorite novels. However his passion for learning leads him to perform a deed as terrible as it is marvelous.
He refuses to steal their food when he realises how little the cottagers have; instead he goes out and collects wood for them and clears their footpath of snow.
Throughout the novel the monster is shunned, first by his creator Frankenstein and then by society. He is among the finest creations the written form has to offer. There is no doubt that Frankenstein wanted to help his fellow man.
I found the relationship between monster and creator compelling and fascinating. When Frankenstein mourns the death of his best friend, Henry Clerval, the sentiments are movingly depicted.
Thus Frankenstein is also a morality tale on the viciousness of revenge. All we really know about him is his yellow, watery eyes and the fact that he is unusually tall and superhumanly agile and strong, able to live in the most inhospitable places on earth and climb an almost perpendicular mountain: Tested, bent and stretched, but, for me at least, never broken.
The plot is built up masterfully and the two main characters are remarkably well sketched.
Join the site and send us your review! Mary Shelley…I love you!!Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (–) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment/5.
Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus was written by Mary Shelley; wife of the famous English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; and published in The book is a foray into the genre of Gothic-horror fiction and one of the first of its kind.
May 23, · Elle Fanning portrays the title character in “Mary Shelley,” which explores the life of the famed writer and the origins of her book “Frankenstein.”. Book Review: Frankenstein – Mary Shelley Forget the Hollywood image of the monster with bolts in his neck, Frankenstein, written by the then 18 year old Mary Shelley, is an intriguing read as well as a morality tale, still as relevant for today, if not more so.
Mary W. Shelley, Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection) Frankenstein is an old classic about a scientist who creates a monster and the awful events he unintentionally causes.
The monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a thing to be feared.
The story around the creation of this classic novel is almost as good as the tale itself. One evening, an year old Mary Shelley, along with Lord Byron, and her husband the poet Percy Shelley, decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story.Download