Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
This story is born when Frankenstein decides to create a companion, but ends up not liking his results thus leaving it alone. Little did he know his creation would come to life and would ultimately lead to his demise. Through the beginning of the book the reader feels sympathy for the beast because of the emotional trauma he goes through of not being accepted by the human society. Shelley displays the human nature in judging by appearance rather then seeing an individual for who they are. The rejection he feels ultimately transform into rage towards his creator. As the story progresses, the reader (at least me) feel sorry for both characters, but especially Frankenstein's life. I will stop there for fear of any spoilers!
The only complaint I had was that there were some parts where the story kind of dragged with unnecessary scenes, but the ending made up for it. I would greatly recommend this classic to anyone who likes to read something dark Gothic once in a while and don't mind the writing structure of a classic. If you like easy words that are used in modern lingo, then I wouldn't recommend this book for you. But to others, great book, go read it!