Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus
Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus" (1818) is a combination of gothic horror story and science fiction first conceived for a writing challenge by Lord Byron when she was just eighteen. It is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student of natural science who assembles pieces of corpses to create an artificial man and brings it to life with galvanism. Though it seeks affection, the unnamed monster inspires loathing in everyone it meets. Lonely and miserable, the creature ultimately destroys its creator.
About five in the morning I discovered my lovely boy, whom the night before I had
seen blooming and active in health, stretched on the grass livid and motionless:
the print of the murderer's finger was on his neck. “ He was conveyed home, and
Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. it in the gloom. Nothing
in human shape could have destroyed that fair child. He was the murderer I could
not doubt it. The mere presence of the idea was an irresistible proof of the fact.
But since the murderer has been discovered >> * The murderer discovered Good
God how can that be who could attempt to pursue him It is impossible; one might
as well try to overtake the winds, or confine a mountain-stream with a straw.
This was a strange tale, but it did not shake my faith; and I replied earnestly, “You
are all mistaken; I know the murderer. Justine, poor, good Justime, is innocent.” *
- At that instant my father entered. I saw unhappiness deeply The MoDERN ...
But here also I am checked. I believe that I have no enemy on earth, and nome
surely would have been so wicked as to destroy me wantonly. Did the murderer
place it there 2 I know of no opportunity afforded him for so doing; or if I had, why
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Mary Shelley's romantic novel first published in 1818 anonymously has been the inspiration for movie monster makers. Since the first film adaptation in 1823, Shelley's creation has been brought to ... Read full review
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It gets lonely when you're a monster. Shelley makes us look at the inhuman aspects of ourselves. When what we create gets out of hand isn't it still our fault? Read full review