Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley Essay

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Frankenstein is a Romantic Horror novel. It was originally published in 1818; there is also a revised version that was published in 1831. As a Romantic novel, Frankenstein is very emotional and addresses the connection between man and nature. This nightmarish tale was the result of a friendly challenge between Shelley, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and Claire Clairmont to see who could compose the most horrifying ghost story the best.
Shelley won after conceiving the idea of Frankenstein after experiencing a dream. Soon after that, Percy Shelley, her lover and future husband, convinced Mary Shelley to make her story into a novel, creating the terrific Frankenstein readers enjoy today. It was originally set in the 1800’s in the city of Geneva. Its content is about a doctor named Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who is an obsessive, ambitious, and passionate scientist who discovers the secret of creating life. Using his newfound knowledge, Dr. Frankenstein collects and reanimates of lifeless body parts to create a living creature, He had expert knowledge in science and became the first scientist to create a monster. This monster was very sympathetic, tolerant and approachable at first. But since its appearance was very different from human beings, everyone was scared of it. It felt lonely and asked its master, Frankenstein to create another lady monster for him as a partner for it. The scientist refused and angered the monster.
Mary Shelley wrote this novel in epistolary format,…

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