Are you kidding me. Horrified and repulsed by his own creation, Frankenstein flies from the university and from anything related to his field of research.
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.
No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs. Has this mind, so replete with ideas, imaginations fanciful and magnificent, which formed a world, whose existence depended on the life of its creator;—has this mind perished.
He believes his discovery will lead to further scientific advances but when he succeeds in bringing his creation to life he is filled with loathing. Huge propers for Shelley as that is excellent writing. Frankenstein was written while Mary Shelley was in Switzerland with her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, and was first published anonymously in What parents need to know Parents need to know that the novel that launched dozens of Hollywood horror movies bears little resemblance to any of them, but is quite creepy enough, flowery prose and all, and, historically speaking, went a long way toward inspiring a genre in which things go very badly for many reels.
The story around the creation of this classic novel is almost as good as the tale itself. I liked and even admired Victor in the beginning of the story and found his personal journey compelling. It is a daring writing device, putting us right into the mind of this complicated fiend.
I liked the fact that although Frankenstein sees his monster as a brutal demon, the book allows readers to see events from the monster's perspective. Dear Hollywood - you lying dung pile of literature-savaging, no talent hacks…you got this all wrong.
However, we never get a detailed description of him. I would place the monster among the finest literary creations of all time. Her mother, the famous radical thinker Mary Wollstonecraft had died soon after her birth, and by the time of writing Frankenstein Shelley had already lost a child.
A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. Mary Shelley…I love you!. Just as when the creature puts his hand in the fire and realises that something, that provides warmth, can also cause pain, so knowledge can both help and be an affliction for mankind.
Ultimately it is Frankenstein who must answer for the monstrous act committed by his creation. Ah yes, the words of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley in Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, first published on Mar 11, I first read this story in high school, then again in college and love it both times.
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. 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.
Mary Shelley, who wrote the book during an idyllic sojourn with the bad boys of Romantic literature, Lord Byron and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, is a subject of interest (and scandal) herself, which may make her interesting to teens. The first year I taught "Frankenstein," I was 23 years old and knew little about the novel — or anything else, for that matter.
The edition I chose for my students did not help: It had no notes. 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(K).A review of mary shelleys novel frankenstein