The Capture Of Horror In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Horror is the most blood curdling of all man’s passions. Human fascination with fear drives an industry of cultivating genres full of frightful, gorey content for entertainment purposes. Sudden frights startle audiences and inspire awe and apprehension; though the most chilling, dismal displays of pure terror come from the deepest, darkest pits of human misery. To truly terrify, one must convey a torment so unrelentingly pertinent that every terrific aspect strikes the witness as an undeniable reality. Humans, the greatest source of pain and suffering, afford authors the chance to capture a tormented soul in writing and control a reader’s heart. Delving into the deepest parts of humankind, Mary Shelley’s literary masterpiece, Frankenstein,
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