Essay on Frankenstein

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I read one of the best all around books that I have ever read. I am of course talking about Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. The story takes place in Geneva around what seems to be the Middle Ages. The story first begins from the point of view of a Captain Robert Walton on a voyage with his younger sister seeking fame. They discover Dr.Frankenstein looking for his creature. And thus the story truly begins with the doctor’s recall of his childhood, which will ultimately lead back to the present. I loved how Mary Shelly the author did this, not only was it unconventional, it was also I fell ahead of its time in style. We are introduced to a young doctor as a young boy simply just fascinated with what life has to offer within itself. He plans to learn more about that through the use of unconventional methods at the time, Science. As a young boy, Victor is obsessed with studying outdated theories of science that focus on achieving natural wonders. He plans to attend the University of Ingolstadt in Germany. Weeks before his planned departure, his mother dies of scarlet fever. At university, he excels at chemistry and other sciences, and develops a secret technique to imbue inanimate bodies with life. He has the idea to bring to life a human-like creature using parts of the dead and some animal pieces such as bone and possibly the eyes. This I feel does directly correlate with what happens within his own life, like his mother’s death. Mary Shelly’s style of writing of darkness and bitterness really delivers the feeling of astonishment that a reader feels when we see the determination/obsession that victor seems to sow in his work that both amazed and sadden me. He spares no effort in finding anything he can use for his creature, even going as far as grave robbing the dead and using the body parts to make up his “perfect man”. The imagery the author uses to describe the doctor’s creation is amazing as to be expected from a book written during the romanticism era of booking...
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