The Plot Of Frankenstein Essay

1899 words - 8 pages

Plot of the novel Victor hides from the creature in a remote part of
the world which is below 0°C and was found by a group of crusaders
seeking to destroy the monster.

Part 1 – Lesson 1

Life and times of Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley was born on 30th August 1797, Somers Town, in London. Her
parents were called William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. She had a
depressing childhood because her mother died when she was 10 days old
and was raised by her father and much resented step-mother. When Mary
is sixteen, she meets a young poet called Percy Bysshe Shelley (future
husband). For several times, they ran away to Continental Europe along
with her step-sister. Shelley was already married when they ran away.

Later on, in 1816, they go abroad again and spend time with Lord Byron
and his friend Polidori in Geneva. Byron then suggests that they all
should write a ghost story. Mary wrote ‘Frankenstein’. Her book was
based upon her husband because he too, was a philosopher. Shelley was
reflected as a character of ‘Victor Frankenstein’. The story is first
set in Iceland where Victor recalls the events in his life of creating
the creature. Victor was a philosopher and studied Medical Science in
Ingolstadt.

The term ‘death’ largely affected Mary’s novel based upon past events
that has happened in her life. Mary then had ‘waking’ nightmares which
led her to write ‘Frankenstein’, which took her two years to publish.
Percy’s wife drowns herself later that year when the book was
published. Mary was married to Percy in December 1816. The monster in
‘Frankenstein’ is somewhat based upon Mary because she was an
abandoned child (like the monster). Also, Mary was surrounded by death
later on in life because Percy drowns shortly after they are wed. Her
half-sister dies along with her children. However, she was partly
relieved by the birth of her only son Percy, their only surviving
child.

Plot of the novel

Victor hides from the creature in a remote part of the world which is
below 0°C and was found by a group of crusaders seeking to destroy the
monster. Victor then tells of his story to them to prove that he is
dangerous and should not be approached and how he spent his life
devoting himself to create the creature. ‘Frankenstein’ is about a
philosopher called Victor Frankenstein who studied Medical Science in
Ingolstadt. He wanted to create a human being from dead body parts and
organs. His aim was mainly to create someone that could help cure
diseases that were roaming around at that time and to be a tester in
testing the antidotes to see if they will cure the disease. However,
Victor’s dream shatters when he creates the creature because it turned
out to be what he hadn’t expected…an ugly, vile, and unique creature.
Later on, Victor abandons the creature thinking it was dead. The
creature is left with a journal about his master and how he attempted
to create him. The creature then tries to seek his master...

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