Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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Frankenstein was published over 200 years ago. Ever since it was published, it has been one of the most famous books known to literature. History.com Staff states that this book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently called the world’s first science fiction novel (History.com Staff). According to Wikipedia, Shelley was an English novelist. She was born August 30th, 1797. She died on February 1st, 1951 (Wikipedia). Shelley came up with the idea of Frankenstein as she and her friends were making up scary stories, and the story ended up being one of our most famous books today. The main character of the novel is Victor Frankenstein. Victor was also the narrator for the majority of the novel. Victor was the oldest in his family, and adored knowledge. He studied at a university called Ingolstadt and later, created a creature. Afraid of his work, Victor abandons his creature and basically leaves him for dead. All the creature wants is to be loved, but it cannot happen because everyone is afraid of his dreadful appearance. Enraged, the creature decides to get his revenge. Robert Walton, a captain on a journey to discover the North Pole, decides to help Victor. Walton explains his story in letters to his sister Margaret Saville. In his last letter, Walton paraphrases the words of the creature. The creature stated “I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.” (Shelley, 2003). The wonderful
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