Frankenstein::Or the Modern Prometheus[Paperback,2000]

Mary Shelley
This product is a famous work of literature written by Mary Shelley.

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Reviewed: 2017-08-29
Book Description Frankenstein::Or the Modern Prometheus[Paperback,2000]
Reviewed: 2016-06-24
I think that pretty much everything has been said about this book, so this will be a quickie.

I enjoyed the story, but the writing was tedious at times. I felt like the end dragged on for about 20 pages too long, honestly.

I was also pretty frustrated by Frankenstein's willful ignorance and refusal to take responsibility for that which he had created. He spent 2 years creating this creature, which he HAD to have seen during that time. He then wantonly abandoned his creation because it was ugly, and later, when offered an opportunity to partially redeem his actions, he ultimately refused, choosing rather to think that his creation was an eloquent trickster, who was only out to create an army of vile creatures to plague society.

I couldn't help but pity the "monster". I really think that in this case, the modern assumption that Frankenstein is the name of the monster rather than the name of the creator is correct. Only a person so inhumane as to be considered a "monster" could create a potentially intelligent, sensible creature and then deny it happiness and companionship in every possible way.

Tsk, tsk Mr. Frankenstein.
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