This book was way ahead of its time when written. It is more about prejudice and not liking people because they look different, than a monster story. The "monster" created by Frankenstein is actually a very complex character with deep thoughts about philosophy and life in general. He strives for the acceptance of his creator who virtually abandons him. The book has virtually no similarity to the movie later produced with Boris Karloff.
The only problem I have with the book is that Shelly never tells you how the monster is created (unlike the "it's alive" scene with lightening and electrodes that made up the movie). A true classic that will never get old.
If a reader was to compare the macabre gothic darkness in the novels of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Phantom of the Opera, one would believe that the element of horror and depravity in each book would be on an equal standing. But the reader would be incorrect, for in respects to horror, somberness, trauma, deprivation of love, empathy and respect, Frankenstein towers above the others. It has a hybrid of excessive melancholy despair and disturbing horror. It is a work of literature where the gothic … more
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