Posted: October 12, 2013 in Book Reviews

Annex - Karloff, Boris (Bride of Frankenstein, The)_06

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly published in 1818

“Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even YOU turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, But I am solitary and abhorred”

I think most people are quite familiar with the tale of Dr Victor Frakenstein and his monster that he created. Science gone wrong and disater is the result. In his pursuit of knowledge Dr. Frakenstein reanimates previously lifeless material and created a monster which is so horrifying and terrifying that he runs in his fear and spends the rest of his life being haunted by his creation.

Dr Victor Frakensteins monster has no name, and is often referred to as the demon. I find it quite fitting that his creation has no name, and while fighting his creation he is in reality fighting his demon that he created. A parrellell for our lives. Do we create demons of our own making? do these demons make demands on us and our time? do they demand that we create more demons and do we find our selves rationalizing at times with our demons that creating another one will help us banish the demons we have created? Do these demons haunt us and pursue us where ever we may go in our lives? Dr Frakensteinst demon creation certainaly does. His Demon takes everything dear to him and hurts and destroys those closest to him. His life becomes aganozing and terryfying as he watches all who is dear to him destoryed by his own creation. He is eventually destroyed himself.

A tragic yet inspring tale. Dr Frakensteins creation starts off innocent of any sin and is only wanting to be loved and understood but after being rejected, hated and despised by all who encounter him turns to violence and crime which destroy not only himself but his creators soul is tortured as he could not control the very monster he created.

Can we control the monster of our own make. Or do we let them control us? This story is a great parable from which we can all learn from. If we dont learn to control our demons and effectivley banish them from our lives we will spend our whole lives in pursuit of our fears which will not only destroy us but we risk loosing all that is most dear and precious to us.

Frakenstein is a timeless tale and a classic. I highly reccomend this read to anyone. It is a tale of sorrow and the outward manifestations of our fears. It is a tale of the human condition and our need to be accepted. It is a tale of rejection and cruelty. I can say with confidence that this tale is one of the best storys ever written!. I give this one book 10/10 book worms.

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