Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - A Review

Today's review is about a book that we all know, even if we have read it or not. I am talking about Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It was written in 1818 and it was the first science fiction book of its time. 

If you happen to not know the premise of the book, let me tell you something about it. It's about the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monstrous creature that he created, and yes the doctor is Frankenstein not the monster as a lot of people believe. 

On the surface, it is a novel of tense and steadily mounting horror, but on a more profound level, it offers searching illumination of the human condition in its portrayal of a scientist who oversteps the bounds of conscience, and of a monster brought to life in an alien world, ever more desperately attempting to escape the torture of his solitude. A novel of hallucinatory intensity, Frankenstein represents one of the most striking flowerings of the Romantic imagination.

I read Frankenstein for the first time this autumn and I really liked it mainly because it was different from what I was expecting. It is a very beautiful but sad story and not at all scary as some people think. 

Frankenstein's creation was not as bad as it seems. In fact it had a good character but the circumstances, his appearance and the way people and his creator Victor treated him, made him act like this. The only thing he wanted was to be accepted and not to be alone. 
Victor on the other hand, wasn't a good character and I think it was very selfish and arrogant. 
Reading this book you can find out who the real monster is in the story. 

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