Essay about The World : Frankenstein By Mary Shelley

2151 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 9 Pages
The literary world is now teeming with new combinations and types of genres. So many, that it can be hard to differentiate and properly categorize books because there is not a clear distinction of the characteristics of these genres. Also, it can be a little overwhelming when deciding what book to read because the standards are not always evidently expressed. In order to make it easier for people to understand, I took it upon myself to review a classic that is not only critically acclaimed, but well-known across the world: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Frankenstein is typically regarded as a science fiction, horror novel, but I will go into a profounder category that may or may not be fitting for the novel in its entirety called "soft science fiction". According to, soft science fiction refers to a book that is "concerned with human affairs... less concerned about science and more about humanity... Soft Sci Fi tends to be more focused on story and character". While reviewing the book I will be looking for: an emotional connection created with the main characters through their experiences, the scientific elements must create an element of escapism, the story must have an interpretable perspective, and there needs to be elements of violence presented in the book. If Frankenstein presents these characteristics, except or including the display of violence, then it can adequately be expressed as a true soft science fiction.
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