Victor Frankenstein tries to bring his creature his life, setting loose a monster who never wanted to be created in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Summary of the Book
Inspired by the works of alchemists, Victor Frankenstein, hopes to one day follow in their footsteps and find the elixir of life. He fails in his trials and settles for studying chemistry at the University of Ingolstadt. Upon graduation, he returns to his tests, putting together a monstrous creature from body parts he steals from a graveyard. He sets up a lab to channel lightning into this creature and succeeds in bringing it to life. However, the creature is a corrupt version of human life, grotesque in form. He is repulsed by it, and his horror drives the monster away, cursing its creator for giving it life. Frankenstein falls ill from the trauma and returns home. There, he discovers that his brother has been murdered, and at the scene of the crime stands the very monster he created: Frankenstein’s Monster.
About Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. The wife of the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary is also known for: Mathilda and The Last Man.
Frankenstein has been adapted into several movies. The most notable adaptation starred Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles and Boris Karloff and features Dwight Frye and Edward Van Sloan. The story is being adapted for once again in a film planned for 2015 starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.