Victor Frankenstein has spent years devoted to the study of the sciences, and he is obsessed with the idea of creating life. After months of labor, he does it. He creates life. Instead of feeling accomplishment, however, he is immediately repulsed by his creation and deserts him. This disgust on the part of his creator changes the creature and he sets off on a path of destruction. After the creature searches for years to find someone who won’t be offended by the sight of him, he realizes that he has only one choice. His creator needs to create a bride for him. He finds Frankenstein and tells him that if he does not do so, he will lose everyone he loves. Frankenstein has to decide: now that he knows he can, should he?
I don’t know if it’s just me, but it really seems like books aren’t written like this anymore. I’m talking about the kind that make you think and have clear themes and characters and aren’t just meant to entertain or shock you. This is a piece of history. Shelley states that “monsters are of our own making.” You can’t help wondering as you read, would the creature have turned out differently if Frankenstein had shown him love and care? Even though it is a classic and you probably already know the story, I encourage you to read this amazing novel written by a woman way ahead of her time.
|Author||Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley|
|Page Count||288 pages|
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