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It is a true shame that the essence of this story is lost in Hollywood adaptations and the media's perception. This novel has many layers and I loved reading it!

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This boring and scary

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it was great:)

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Very Spooky!

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bruhhh get on ma level cuz yo outlook be pathetical

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I found this novel interesting because it talks about an evil monster created by a scientist. Mary Shelley wrote this novel when she was nineteen, published the novel at twenty-one. When Frankenstein was released, it became the most popular horror book/movie in the early 1900s. The narrator of the book/movie is Victor Frankenstein. He is the protagonist of this story and he the scientist who created the monster Frankenstein. Victor was born in Naples and raised in Geneva. His parents, Alphonse Frankenstein and Caroline Beaufort, died of scarlet fever when Victor was seventeen. In the story, Victor was in his lab trying to create an eight-feet tall creature. He replicated many human body parts on the monster and it turned out to be hideous. Victor was shocked by the monster’s appearance that he fled the lab. Victor then becomes sick from the experience and is nursed back to health by his childhood friend, Henry Clerval. I think that it is strange that Victor got ill from experiencing the monster he created. The monster is harmless, but he felt that he would cost damage to more people. When Victor recovers after four months, he decides to return to Geneva and finds out that his brother William is found murdered. When he arrives in Geneva, he finds the monster at the murder scene. Victor is sure that the monster is the killer. William’s nanny, Justine, is hanged for murder, by the discovery of William’s locket in her pocket. Victor thought the monster was responsible for the murder, but he was wrong. I think that this was a shocking discovery because his nanny probably wanted to get rid of him just to take his money or something. After that, Victor retreated into the mountains to find peace and quiet. The monster approaches Victor, wanting him to hear his story. The monster tells Victor of his encounters with the people, and how he became afraid of them and spent a year living near a cottage. The DeLacey family observed him and grew fond of him. The monster learned to speak by listening to the family. He learned how to read, and he discovered his own reflection in the pool and realized how hideous his appearance is. He was hoping to become their friend, but they were frightened by his appearance and drove him away and left the cottage. The monster, however, burned down the cottage and left. I feel sorry for the monster because he just wanted to live a normal life without anyone being afraid of him. The monster demanded Victor to create a female companion to look like him. Victor travels to England to do his work. Clerval is accompanied, but they separate in Scotland. Victor suspects the monster is following him. He is also working on a second creation, and is plagued by premonitions that the second would turn out like the first one. Victor is worried about creating another monster because the monster and his mate might end up killing everyone. Then, Victor destroys the unfinished creation after he sees the first one looking through the window. The monster confronts Victor and vows to be with Victor once he got married to the creature. The monster murders Clerval and leaves his body on an Irish beach. Victor is imprisoned for the murder of Clerval, and becomes very ill, suffering a mental breakdown in prison. After recovering, Victor returns home with his father. He married Elizabeth and prepares to fight the monster. After that, the monster murders Elizabeth. Feeling grief for all the past victims, Victor’s father dies. Victor leaves Geneva without killing his hideous creation. 

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I liked the book because it is thought provoking. There are many themes in this book, but the main theme is responsibility. Was the monster responsible for his actions or was it Victor's responsibility to teach the monster about life? In the end though I think the hero is Victor because he hunts down the monster so it won't hurt anyone else. I think the message we can get out of the book is look at the entire picture. Victor locked everything out as he created the monster. He did not think about the consequences.  

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I really enjoyed this book. It was both engaging and suspenseful. It caused me to fully think about each chapter. It made me want to continue reading after every chapter and also widened my vocabulary. The theme of Frankenstein to me is obsession. Mary Shelley brilliantly shows how we should not spend our lives crazily devoted to something. Victor Frankenstein had an astounding, almost crazed, love for science. He devoted most of his life to this. He shows that he loves his family, but throughout the story, his love for science proves to be more important to him than those closest to him. We should all have our interests in life that make us who we are, but nothing should be so influential in our lives that nothing else matters. Shelley had an interesting way of making the reader think intensely about every chapter she wrote. She showed how Victor was in love with Elizabeth but he was in love with science even more. He became crazy and devoted his entire life to science by creating the monster, chasing the monster, and finding the monster. His creature took over his life in a way that no other thing could come above it. The hero of this book to me was Victor. He battled himself and the monster through the entire book. He fought to make himself care for his family more than science and fought the monster by having to chase him down in hopes of getting revenge for all the killing the monster had done. Victor Frankenstein's obsession can be compared with our lives today. Nothing in our lives should come before our God and our family. Victor learned the hard way that putting science above his family ended up putting an end to both. His family was killed off by his creation, when this happened, Frankenstein wanted to quit doing so much science. What we put our focus on impacts our lives greatly. It influences how we think and what direction that our lives go in. We should not be crazily obsessed with any one thing so that nothing else matters, because in reality, lots of things do.  

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In Frankenstein, I liked the story as a whole, but the concept was not a horror story as it was meant to be. I believed the book was meant to show us prejudice. Prejudice was shown against the monster, and the monster showed prejudice to the people who judged him. Victor judged the outside of the monster instead of showing compassion that we should show to everyone. The hero of this story is death. Death itself in a sense saved the day. Victor would not be happy with living after killing the monster. The monster would not be happy about living if he killed Victor.  

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