Frankenstein As told by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein builds the creature in the attic of his boarding house through an ambiguously described scientific method consisting of chemistry from his time as a student at University of Ingolstadt and alchemy largely based on the writings of ParacelsusAlbertus Magnusand Cornelius Agrippa. Frankenstein is disgusted by his creation, however, and flees from it in horror. Frightened, and unaware of his own identity, the monster wanders through the wilderness. He finds brief solace beside a remote cottage inhabited by a family of peasants.
Frankenstein is his creator, his parent. Instead, he meets with rejection. Frankenstein has single-mindedly pursued his obsession with creating life out of dead bodies parts but has never bothered to imagine how the living creature would appear.
When it does spring to life, Frankenstein is appalled and abandons his creation. Ironically, Frankenstein has already told I agree that the monster wants love from Frankenstein.
Ironically, Frankenstein has already told with approval the story of the love his own parents lavished on him: I was their plaything and their idol, and something better—their child, the innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by Heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me.
Frankenstein is utterly unable to replicate that love for his own creation and so "directs Not able to find affection from his "parent," the creature seeks an alternative vessel for his affection. Frankenstein finally agrees to create a woman so that the monster will not be utterly alone but then, in horror, destroys her.
At this point, the monster wishes that Frankenstein experience the anguish that he has felt and so kills those who Frankenstein loves.
In this, he succeeds. Frankenstein says of the monster: My abhorrence of this fiend cannot be conceived. When I thought of him I gnashed my teeth, my eyes became inflamed, and I ardently wished to extinguish that life which I had so thoughtlessly bestowed. When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation.Jan 22, · Frankenstein (): Watching the Not only did it kick off a lifelong love of horror but Boris Karloff's iconic creature also touched Barton.
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With Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson. Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate. The Gothic Novel. Frankenstein is one of the first gothic novels.
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