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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein Frankenstein is a novel that was written by Mary Shelley. It was first published in 1818.The story was about a man named Victor Frankenstein who created a monster that committed a series of murders when he was rejected by society. Mary Shelley was the author of the novel Frankenstein. She was born in August of 1797and died in February of 1857, at the age of fifty-four. In the summer of 1816, Mary stayedwith a poet named Byron. Also staying with Byron was his physician Polidori and JaneClarmont, a short story writer. Byron suggested they should all write a horror story. Victor Frankenstein had previously attended the University of Ingolstadt for three years and this was where the monster was created. As the plot begins an Arctic explorer named Robert Walton finds a man adrift in the sea outside his boat. ...read more.


The monster told Victor that he had learned to read and talk by watching a poor family. The monster demanded that Victor make him a companion; he promised to leave and never be seen again if it was made. Victor decided to make a trip to Scotland, but was forced to bring his friend, Henry Clevral. As he worked on the project he decided not to make the companion. Soon after, Victor found Henry Clevral dead. Victor decided to marry Elizabeth, his love since childhood. On the night of the wedding, Elizabeth was killed by the monster. The monster was an important character throughout the novel. The monster remains dunnamed throughout the novel. He had yellow skin and black hair. His teeth were white and he had black lips. ...read more.


A possible theme of the novel Frankenstein is acceptance. The monster was not acceptedinto society because of his appearance. Even though the monster was calm and gentle thepeople rejected him and attempted to destroy him. Since he was not accepted by society hecommitted a series of murders in search for his creator Victor Frankenstein. The peopleshould not have made judgement based on his appearance, but on the moral content of hischaracter. Frankenstein is one of the greatest horror stories of all time. A great part of the storywas a flashback of Victor's life. A flashback is when a story is interrupted to portray a pastevent. The irony of the novel is that Victor Frankenstein greatest scientific achievement,which turned out to be a monstrosity, evolved into his arch nemesis. ...read more.

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