Have you heard a story about Frankenstein? Have you heard of the monster and horrifying creature that he is? Have you seen the destruction that he caused the world that he lives in?
Well, I have a secret for you: IT IS WRONG.
First, Frankenstein is the scientist/the creator. The Frankenstein MONSTER is the actual Frankenstein you have come to know and fear.
Secondly, the Frankenstein Monster is a troubled soul. He is a masterpiece of deceased people pulled apart and forced together and brought to life. I wonder if those parts of people brought pieces of the souls of their past and that is what his soul was. He was very troubled and very torn. He had some destructive behaviors, but I believe that was because he wasn’t supposed to be here and didn’t have a purpose.
The monster dealt with the pull of both good and evil. He was sad, desperate to find purpose and to fulfill his loneliness. Honestly, it is what people deal with in life except dramaticized 100000x percent.
Mary Shelley had an extraordinary imagination. She made my heart yearn to help the Frankenstein Monster. The creation is so well drawn out and powerfully portrayed that he is the reason why I fell in love with the emotion of this story. Honestly, he is probably the best written creation that we have ever heard of.
The story starts out with Victor Frankenstein being the hero of the story and wanted to be able to create life. He is tormented with other circumstances and wanted to unlock the secrets of the universe. Then he creates the monster and he is horrified by it. He hates his own creation! He put the body together, different parts from different people, and actually brought it to life AND HE HATED IT. He finally reached the end of his goal, to make life through science, and he hated it. He ran away from it and called it a monster, when all it wanted was to find its place and to be loved by the human creatures. So scratch Frankenstein being the hero, and put him down for the villain!
The monster honestly was the hero in this story. I say hero meaning the character that deserves the sympathy and love of the readers. Frankenstein deserves to be villain: the character you don’t like but you love to not like.
Shelley portrays both sides of the event. She makes you understand the torture of the monster, but then again shines light on the tug on helping and running away from the monster that Frankenstein had.
I recommend this book to anyone that wants to read a classic of the literature. It takes a while to get to the part about the Frankenstein monster (meaning you are reading letters, talking to someone, talking to someone, that knew that one guy from the place that knows the story from his sister’s husbands aunt… one of those things), but it is totally worth reading in the end. I got the audio tape to listen to on my runs now and I can’t be more excited to hear someone else tell the story and hear the difference on how they portrayed the story from me.
Great Job Shelley, seriously!