So please forgive the random thoughts. Mary Shelley…I love you!! Dear Hollywood - you lying dung pile of literature-savaging, no talent hacks…you got this all wrong. He is among the finest creations the written form has to offer.
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Victor Frankenstein is a hard-working young man at university who discovers how to give life to an inanimate body and uses his knowledge to create a man-monster.
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. I enjoyed this book, which ultimately questions what it is to be human.
Every book that has been written about artificial intelligence since Frankenstein owes something to Mary Shelley. I found the relationship between monster and creator compelling and fascinating.
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.
I liked the chapters in the story that were narrated by the monster because I sympathised with his loneliness, while I thought Victor Frankenstein was arrogant and self-righteous. Ultimately it is Frankenstein who must answer for the monstrous act committed by his creation. Generally this book is regarded as a horror story but I would have to disagree.
More than anything else this is a sad book, when you think about what would have happened if the monster had not been so alone, and if every human had not spurned him in the way they did.
I have been thinking about this ever since I turned the final page. The writing is complex and vivid and expresses the anguish of both monster and creator. Those who do not enjoy complicated and slightly old-fashioned writing will find it difficult to read, but I thought the story was exceptionally well told and the writing definitely brought it to life.
It's hard to believe it came from the imagination of a 19 year old girl writing in Join the site and send us your review!Book Summary Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List After weeks as sea, the crew of Walton's ship finds an emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, floating on an ice flow near death.
The book is written as a series of narratives in the first person; introduced as a series of letters from an explorer to his sister, then as a recount of Victor Frankenstein's tale. The language is representative of English typical in the 19th century.
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley.
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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 hideous, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London on 1 January , when she.
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Read Common Sense Media's Frankenstein review, age rating, and parents guide. Classic of scientist haunted by his creation still timely.
Read Common Sense Media's Frankenstein review, age rating, and parents guide. the issues she raises are at least as timely today as they were when she wrote the book. From its impassioned odes to .