Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein, And The Creature Essay

1373 Words Nov 29th, 2014 6 Pages
Some may consider Mary Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein”, to be a horror, romance, or even science fiction. Although she has written other novels, “Frankenstein” is the most remembered (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Biography). This British science fiction novel has been adapted into several films and TV shows. The novel is told in the form of letters, but the perspectives are from Walton, Victor, and the Creature. The novel is about a skilled scientist, who in his search for greatness creates an abomination to nature and God. A lot of the aspects included in the novel are similar to those in Mary Shelley’s life. Mary Shelley was born august 30 in London England (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Biography). Sadly she never got the chance know her mother because she died shortly after giving birth (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Biography). It is said that she could often be found near her mother’s grave (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Biography). She had also lost several children to death, and her son was the only one to live to adulthood (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Biography). Death seemed to be around as she also lost her sister and husband by the age of twenty four (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Biography). She herself later died at the age of fifty three by brain cancer. Now returning back to the novel, the creature and Victor are extremely similar. Yet one is considered to be a human and the other a monster. They may not have begun life the same way but their voyage has parallel…

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