Sister of Robert Walton. Addressee of letters written by him.
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel by Mary Shelleyoriginally published inwith a reprint without Shelley's involvement and a third edition inthis time with significant edits from the author.
It is often considered the Ur-Example of the entire genre of Science Fiction. The novel tells the story of a scientist named Victor Frankenstein who unlocks the secrets to Creating Lifeand uses this knowledge to create an artificial man, larger and stronger than most mortals, by means which he chooses not to describe in his narrative.
While he is initially triumphant with his success, a few moments of observing the flailing and moaning patchwork being leaves Victor disgusted by and fearful of his creation.
He suddenly realizes the full ramifications of his success and is horrified; he abandons the Creature and flees to his family's estate.
In his absence, the Creature is forced to come to grips with suddenly finding itself alive and alone without explanation or guidance. He learns about humanity by watching a family cottage from afar, but is again driven off when he attempts to offer his friendship - one of many bad run-ins with humanity which leave the monster bitter and cynical.
Eventually, the Creature comes to resent his creator, whom he views as his fatherfor abandoning the Creature to a life of torment, and decides to come home to seek vengeance against Frankenstein The subtitle, A Modern Prometheus, compares Victor Frankenstein to the Greek titan Prometheuswho brought the secret of fire from Mount Olympus to mortal men, reflecting on Frankenstein's spiritual would-be theft of the secret to creating life — but like Prometheus, Frankenstein also came to regret his transgression.
One interpretation is the parallel between Victor and Prometheus' acts of creation. Additionally, Prometheus knew what would happen to him when he took the flame. Many would say that Frankenstein was the ultimate warning of Science Is Badthough similar stories were common throughout the industrial revolution and it is not even clear whether the act of creating the Monster was bad in itself, if the world wasn't ready for it, or Frankenstein was just a horrible and abusive parent.
The Vampyre by John William Polidori happened to be written around the same time, while both authors along with her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley stayed at a villa near Lake Geneva during the summer of This novel has been adapted into a minor subgenre of movies and sequels, as well as a stageplay, which was somewhat more faithful to the book then the movies were.
It was also adapted into a manga by Junji Itowhich is one of the more faithful adaptations of the story in recent years. For a complete list of the films, see Frankenstein.
The novel provides examples of: The Monster, because everyone's so damn terrified of him. Frankenstein warns Walton not to be as ambitious as he was. And Some Other Stuff: Frankenstein describes his research in broad strokes, and the exact process of creating the Creature not at all.
The in-story justification for that is that he doesn't want anyone else to repeat what he did. Maybe, depending on whether you think Walton survives his expedition.
The monster was originally designed to be a beautiful man. A hulking man reanimated through science. The title character receives a letter from his sister which tells him his own life story in nauseating detail.
As well as explaining how servants are a different form of employee in his own country to in England. Played straight with Elizabeth, Justine, and Henry.
Averted with the Creature, who started out a hideous but innocent individual; despite this, he became villainous because of constant mistreatment.
His vengeance comes from anger, lashing out at a world that hates and fears him, and from loneliness, wanting nothing more than somebody to love him be it Frankenstein or a creature like him.
All the damage is caused by the creature's pursuit of vengeance. The Creature starts out as one.
Blind and the Beast: The Creature tries to befriend a blind man, and it works! Except the man's family returns and casts out the Creature before he can explain himself. Oddly enough, Victor describes the monster's body pre-animation as beautiful, save for its horribly unsettling eyes, so it may not be ugly so much as Uncanny Valley which is implied when Frankenstein describes when the monster starts moving.
Frankenstein has two bouts in the book. Both Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. Given that Lord Byron himself was present at the novel's inception, both this novel and its "brother", John Polidori's The Vampyrewhich was a massive Take That!
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The novel tells the story of a scientist named Victor. Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is considered a Gothic novel because it incorporates numerous elements of Gothic literature, including a dark setting, the supernatural, the sublime and an atmosphere of.
The cinematic potential of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was recognised in the very early days of the medium. Since first being adapted for the screen in , the novel has served as inspiration. When Mary Shelley sat down to write Frankenstein, in May , in the Villa Diodati near Geneva, she never could have foreseen how her story would shape popular culture for centuries to come.
She. First published in , Frankenstein has spellbound, disturbed, and fascinated readers for generations. One of the most haunting and enduring works ever written in English, it has inspired numerous retellings and sequels in virtually every medium, making the Frankenstein myth familiar even to those who have never read a word of Mary Shelley’s remarkable novel.
For those of us who are into prose, Mary Shelley's our Romantic. After her death, Mary Shelley was remembered as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley (there's patriarchy at work for you), now she's respected as a brilliant author in her own right.