Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley; 1992; $9.00, 273 pages; Penguin Classics, London, England, United Kingdom; 9780141439471; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Hollywood; 1/25/18-2/1/18
Why did I read this? Because when I read a recent book I realized that I didn’t really know the story that Mary Shelley wrote, but the story that Frank Whale and Boris Karloff filmed in 1931.
Mary Shelley wrote a book a story that not many people really know, they think they do, but they don’t. Dr Frankenstein creates a creature of multiple people and then abandons the creature and runs from it in horror. He didn’t use a abnormal brain, in the story the creature has an advanced brain and is able to learn in several different ways and struggles with being abandoned and the misery that he suffers causes him to want to cause his creator to suffer also, so he takes from Dr. Frankenstein those he loves. The creature is actually the better man in this story.