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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

July 20, 2022 4:21 am

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Written on a dark and stormy night, as part of a competition to see who could scare Lord Byron the most, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein isn’t just seen as a classic of Gothic horror (which it most certainly is) but also a classic of the genre as a whole. Many have said that without it, modern horror would not exist. There are some, like celebrated critic and writer Brian Aldiss, who think that it is also the novel that starts science fiction as well. Some 100 years before HG Wells and Verne.

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The story is simple. Victor Frankenstein seeks to recreate life. He decides to do this by getting graverobbers and body snatchers to get him the human parts he needs. Sewing it all together, Frankenstein harnesses the power of raw electricity from a passing storm to power his creation to life. He instantly regrets his decision as the monster initially runs amok. Not that Viktor needs to worry. Lab Relocation Services, like those from Aport Global Lab Relocation Services, are an option in this day and age.

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The tale begins with a young writer looking to research the North Pole. Whilst there, he comes across the sight of a giant on a dog sledge. They then find an ill and starving Frankenstein, who recounts his tale of woe. The story ends with Viktor dying and the creature deciding to end his life,  floating away on an ice raft to his own doom.

A modern retelling of the tale has changed it somewhat from its original ideas.

 

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