Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
The book Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelly in 1816. The book
took one year to complete. This novel was written when Mary Shelly was
on her journey in Switzerland. Mary Shelly and her friends wrote a
novel to see whose the most terrifying ghost story is. This novel is
mainly based on victor Frankenstein the scientist, who had always
wanted to create a human. After 2 years of hard work, he had finally
finished making the human, but it turned out that victor Frankenstein
had created a monster instead of a human. He left it and ran off. When
coming back after a few days the monster was nowhere to be found and
victor assumed it had gone forever.
Victor Frankenstein is the protagonist, the scientist who creates this
hideous and ugly monster. He recounts his experience to Robert Walton
the person he met on the ship on his journey to Ingolstadt. Victor has
two brothers, William and Ernest, no sisters and his father Alphonese
Frankenstein; he has a cousin called Elizabethwho later becomes his
He says he was their "plaything and their idol, and something better
there child, the innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by
heaven" this shows he was valved. He also tells Walton "my mothers
tender caresses, any my fathers smile of benevolent pleasure while
regarding me, are my first recollections." This showed how much his
parents loved him as their only son for several years. He was close to
his family as a child but had left them to make his creation for 2
years and never wrote a letter to them to tell them how he was and
where he was.
Victor changes from being delighted and curious to being obsessed with
science. "I read with odour those works, "I attend lectures and
cultivated the acquaintance of the men of science of the university."
This shows that victor pays full attention on his studying and attends
his lectures. He is a keen person.
Victor becomes secretive about his work because he doesn't want anyone
to find out what he is up to for the reason that the news will end up
to his family which he did not want. Victor became ill after creating
the monster. This is because he released with horror what he created.
Before victor formed life, he was happy and looking forward to his
creation but subsequently he lost control because he got scared of
what he had produced. I was encouraged to hope my present attempts
would at least lay the foundation of future success. Victor thinks he
could create a human due to his present success in bringing a dead
frog to life and was determined to find out if he could create a
human. When victor had created a human that ended up becoming a
monster he had many regrets, he says, "I have worked for two years,
for the sole purpose of infusing life in to an in animated body."