He also has a burning desire for knowledge which he aims to satiate by studying at the prestigious Ingolstadt University. However his passion for learning leads him to perform a deed as terrible as it is marvelous.
Share via Email Mary W. Victor Frankenstein is a hard-working young man at university who discovers how to give life to an inanimate body and uses his knowledge to create a man-monster. He believes his discovery will lead to further scientific advances but when he succeeds in bringing his creation to life he is filled with loathing.
I enjoyed this book, which ultimately questions what it is to be human. Every book that has been written about artificial intelligence since Frankenstein owes something to Mary Shelley.
I found the relationship between monster and creator compelling and fascinating. I liked the fact that although Frankenstein sees his monster as a brutal demon, the book allows readers to see events from the monster's perspective.
I liked the chapters in the story that were narrated by the monster because I sympathised with his loneliness, while I thought Victor Frankenstein was arrogant and self-righteous.
Ultimately it is Frankenstein who must answer for the monstrous act committed by his creation. Generally this book is regarded as a horror story but I would have to disagree. More than anything else this is a sad book, when you think about what would have happened if the monster had not been so alone, and if every human had not spurned him in the way they did.
I have been thinking about this ever since I turned the final page. The writing is complex and vivid and expresses the anguish of both monster and creator.
Those who do not enjoy complicated and slightly old-fashioned writing will find it difficult to read, but I thought the story was exceptionally well told and the writing definitely brought it to life.
It's hard to believe it came from the imagination of a 19 year old girl writing in Join the site and send us your review!Book Review: Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" | WKAR The monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a thing to be feared.
Book Review: for Banned Book Week, Mark Twain's "The Adventures of. The second edition of Frankenstein was published on 11 August in two volumes (by G. and W.
B. Whittaker) following the success of the stage play Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein by Richard Brinsley Peake. This edition credited Mary Shelley as the book's author on its title page. On 31 October , the first "popular" edition in one . Book Review: Frankenstein – Mary Shelley Forget the Hollywood image of the monster with bolts in his neck, Frankenstein, written by the then 18 year old Mary Shelley, is an intriguing read as well as a morality tale, still as relevant for today, if not more so.
The book is written as a series of narratives in the first person; introduced as a series of letters from an explorer to his sister, then as a recount of Victor Frankenstein's tale.
The language is representative of English typical in the 19th century. Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus was written by Mary Shelley; wife of the famous English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; and published in The book is a foray into the genre of Gothic-horror fiction and one of the first of its kind.
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You're not looking for a book review, you already know it's a classic. Victor Frankenstein wants nothing more than to create life—except perhaps to marry .