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Frankenstein was written in 1818 by Mary Shelley.

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By Sanje Balendra Mary Shelley was born in 1797 in London, Mary was raised in a unique period of human history, a period when new civilization was beginning at time when new philosophies of the world were discovered. Mary's father William Godwin was a philosopher and her mother Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was a radical feminist. Tragically soon after the birth of Mary, Mary's mother died leaving her daughter in the care of her husband William Godwin, a member of radical thinkers, Mary's upbringing to this isolated atmosphere exposed her at an early stage to cutting edge ideas. As Mary grew she met Percy Bysshe a dashing young poet, Mary fell in love with Percy and later ran away together for a tour of Switzerland, France and Germany, there affair later came under pressure but overcame the period and later Mary and Percy then married in 1818. Frankenstein was written in 1818 by Mary Shelley, the novel was a "Gothic Story" which was a popular style of writing in the 15th and 19th Century, and it became an immediate bestseller. ...read more.

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The monster is treated cruelly by society and his creator as he is abandoned as he is hideous leaving the society to be scared of him, this leaves him feeling helpless and forms him to seek revenge on his creator Victor for creating him and then abandoning him "......I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on......" As you can see in this quote the monster is quite hurt as he is abandoned and hates Victor for creating him "...Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay to mould me Man, did I solicit thee from darkness to promote me..." The monster also has not been given a name which makes you feel very sympathetically towards the creature, although this makes u feel kindness for the monster Shelley also does make us feel a dislike and disgust for the monster by showing his revenge on Victor by killing Victor's brother William a little boy whom is innocent, this makes us feel hate on the monster for the killing of the young boy. ...read more.

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Equipped with the knowledge he has long been seeking, Victor spends months busily building a creature out of old body parts. One night in the secrecy of his apartment he brings his creation to life, when he looks at creation he has created the sight horrifies him causing him to abandon his creation. Victor's motives for wanting to create life are justifiable as he wants to bring a cure to bring the dead back to life and also wanting to create life, His motives are not evil but he however turns evil as he shows no sorrow to what he's done. Our sympathy does increase towards Victor as the monster commits the terrible crimes against Victor. Victor's sorrow ness and abandoning of the monster causes the monster to seek revenge on Victor which increases are sympathy towards him. Later in the story the Monster finds Victor and demands him to create him a female companion, Victor refuses knowing the consequences which may come affect if he creates a female creation. This action by Victor Frankenstein creates us to believe that he has seen the error of his ways and recognizes what he has done wrong. ...read more.

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