Frankenstein by Mary Shelley MAG

March 17, 2010
By TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I feel that a hero is somebody who will stand up for their values and what they believe in and that can take any form. People that have values and have thought them through rather than those who just do what they’re told."-Skandar Keynes

"When it’


Frankenstein is a story that has been slowly destroyed over the years. Hardly anyone knows the real tale. They think he was a mad scientist, bent on the destruction of mankind. They think the monster was created to destroy or be destroyed. And then there's Igor. Where did he come from?

Actually, none of those things have anything to do with Frankenstein. It is, in reality, two stories in one.

First it's the story of a man named Victor, who loves science. And that love drives him to create a demon. He is then a man haunted by his terrible mistake, which causes the deaths of his friends and family. Slowly but surely, throughout the story, Victor breaks down and goes insane.

Frankenstein is then the story of a wretch who wants to be accepted by all mankind, despite his hideous appearance. But after being rejected by a family he believed loved him, he seeks revenge on Victor for creating him. He is a creature created to know love and kindness, but finds only rejection. He begins a rampage of destruction. He blames his actions and his anger on his maker, not realizing he and no one else has control over his actions.

I believe we can all relate to Victor and the wretch in one way or another. We have all made mistakes, some embarrassing, others haunting, all causing us pain in some way. We have all experienced rejection and we have all felt hate at some point in our lives.

Frankenstein is a novel that reaches into the human psyche to show a reflection of ourselves, past, present, or future. It's an amazing read and, for a 19th century novel, was easier to get through than I thought.


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TheJust ELITE said...
on Oct. 11 2013 at 7:15 pm
TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
254 articles 202 photos 945 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I feel that a hero is somebody who will stand up for their values and what they believe in and that can take any form. People that have values and have thought them through rather than those who just do what they’re told."-Skandar Keynes

"When it’

When it was first published on the site? March 17, 2010. As for when it was published in the magazine, I don't remember.

Britty12 said...
on Mar. 12 2013 at 7:18 pm
This is just a quick question do you know when you published this?

TheJust ELITE said...
on Oct. 2 2010 at 1:31 pm
TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
254 articles 202 photos 945 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I feel that a hero is somebody who will stand up for their values and what they believe in and that can take any form. People that have values and have thought them through rather than those who just do what they’re told."-Skandar Keynes

"When it’

You should! It's amazing!! :)

on Oct. 1 2010 at 8:32 pm
Msrbl@Bst BRONZE, Columbia, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Love is the opiate of the universe.

Wow great review! I always heard that this story was boring but after seeing this I think I'll read it! Thanks! :D 




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