Frankenstein: A Reflection Of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein, also known as the Modern Prometheus, is a story begins with captain finding this man dying of hypothermia on a dog sled, brought him on his ship and while the man was dying, he told the captain his life story. His story was about himself, a scientist, who was struck with grief when his mother died that he believed he could bring back the deceased by using electricity. His first trial and error he used his dog after it had been hit by a carriage, it lived for a short period and then died again. He then built a whole new body with parts he stole for the second trial and error. When he finally successfully brought the creature he built back to life he was disgusted with the creature and ran, hoping it would die or leave him. He ended …show more content…
In many ways, the main character, Victor Frankenstein, is a reflection of Percy. Many things that happen in the novel were based off something that happen in one or both, Mary and Percy’s lives. Percy had a fascination with electrochemistry and biochemistry because of Galvani’s electrical experiments on deceased animals. Everything about this story was not coincidental. All the names in the story were people Mary and/or Percy knew, such as Elizabeth, who was Percy’s sister, and in Frankenstein, Victor’s adopted sister/love interest because of another fascination of Percy’s, which was incest. William, Mary and Percy’s first surviving child and the name of her father, was the name of Victor’s younger brother. The letters in the beginning of the book, written to the captain’s lover, had the same initials as Mary, MWS. Even the name Victor, it came from the name that Percy enjoyed calling himself as a child. All the events were sparked from things that happened in their lives. Mary’s beginning lines of Frankenstein were set in November, which …show more content…
As in the original novel and first movie made, although they are both based around the creature, it still revolves around the women in the story and how they were made out to be as if they belonged to the men they were with. Caroline, Victor Frankenstein’s mother, died of scarlet fever while taking care of Elizabeth, Victor’s adopted sister and the woman that Victor grew to love and marry. After they got married, Elizabeth died at the hands of the creature, whom had told Victor he would kill him on the night of his wedding when Victor told the creature he would not create him a female companion with who he could share his life with, but because Victor knew he was coming, he searched for the creature, only to come back to his room and find the love of his life dead. He only brought Elizabeth back to life for himself, not for the creature and they fought over her, until she killed herself because she did not want to belong to either of them (Gill. 93-98). Women in the story were known as innocent and heroines because of how they died. The original story of Frankenstein was more revolved around the women than the creature itself. In the beginning of Frankenstein, the captain who found Victor, is writing to his sister/lover. When they find Victor he is takes his story from the beginning of his life most of which revolves around Elizabeth, and how he felt

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