Literary Analysis Of Frankenstein By Mary Shelley

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In the summer of 1816 the young Mary Shelley travels with her lover Percy Shelley to Switzerland where they meet some friends. To their disappointment, the summer is filled with grey and rainy days. One of their good friends, the poet Lord Byron, makes the suggestion that everyone of them should come up with a ghost story, in order to keep them occupied during the dull weather. This rather innocent suggestion, made amongst friends, induced Mary Shelley to write one of the world 's most epic stories, the story of Frankenstein. According to Anne K. Mellor, Mary Shelley 's waking nightmare on June 06, 1816, gave birth to one of the most powerful horror stories of Western civilization. She points out that Frankenstein is our culture 's most penetrating literary analysis of the psychology of modern "scientific" man, of the dangers inherent in scientific research, and of the horrifying but predictable consequences of an uncontrolled technological exploitation of nature and the female. She goes on to describe why the media and the average person in the street have mistakenly addressed the monster as Frankenstein, saying that dividing these two characters is quite impossible. The novel has made a great mark in history and is still widely read. It has influenced other authors as well as transcended into other types of media, and the very idea of Frankenstein 's monster has become almost larger than the novel itself. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley tells the story of Dr Victor
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