Frankenstein – Mary Shelly

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is my last read of the year 2018. Mary Shelley  was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein or , The Modern Prometheus. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the romantic poet and philosopher  Percy Shelley.

Victor Frankenstein, is the eldest son of the family and was brought in amazing backdrop of Geneva. Elizabeth was adopted into the family and both her and victor were grown up with fact they were to be married when age and time are deemed proper for it. After a age gap of 7 years of Victor was born william was born.

When Victor was of age 16, his mother died due an illness and he was sent of to college. he pursued his interest in science and specialised in natural philosophy. His passion and drive for the subject motivated him to learn more quickly. His interest then went to other aspects such as anatomy and inspired him to create a life from the dead. He did create one who was 8″ monster after 2 years of effort and hard work. After the success of his creation, Victor realized the impact of his creation who was nothing but a monster

The monster did bring terror in his life by killing the love of victor’s family-william and their servant Janice. But the sadness that did come into the family didn’t stop there. Victor failed to fulfill his demand of creating another life similar to the monster. This made the life of victor worse and thus losing his entire family

A story of person leading a life of misery, guilt and suffering in the hands of monster,his own creating and losing his beloved ones. A small act started out of passion for the subject did turn into a tragic one

I would rate the book 4/5


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