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Book Review : Frankenstein

Writers | 7-14 yrs | Interactive, Reading Pod

The Adam of your labors

Mary Shelley created the famous fictional character Frankenstein in the year 1816 when she was just 18 years old and took everyone by surprise. Her book was published when she was 21 years old. It is considered as one of the best novels ever written.

The most interesting fact is that Mary named the mad scientist in her novel Victor Frankenstein who created the monster in his laboratory. The monster had no name, he was referred to as ‘Adam of your labours’ but people began calling the monster Frankenstein after the scientist who had created it.

When Mary wrote the book it was an era in which scientists were experimenting with electricity and were connecting electricity with brain wave signals. People were known to be stealing bodies from graveyards and working on them to understand the working of the brain and this led her to write her story Frankenstein.

The monster has been described as an 8 ft tall hideous, ugly looking creature weighing around 200 kilos. He has black lips, black hair, yellowish eyes, white teeth and a yellowish body. The devil was created out of old body parts that were put together by stitching them up. Through electric current and shock waves , the monster was brought to life by the scientist who did not realise what a huge monstrous creature he had created. It struck him only when the monster rose after gaining life and created havoc all over. After creating it Frankenstein was so frightened by his huge creation that he ran away.

The creator, scientist Victor Frankenstein then realises he needs to destroy his devil creation as it causes damage and havoc, killing people.

It is said that the monster requested the scientist to create a female monster for him , as he was dejected and hated by all, but the scientist felt he would be creating another horror and decides not to.

The monster Frankenstein they say eventually died when his creator the scientist dies, as he felt that he had no right to live when the only family he had, Victor Frankenstein, was no more and hence the monster ends himself too.

This novel has been one of the best novels written and is read by people all over the world.

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