Add your rating What's the story? Mary Elle Fanning grows up loving horror stories.
Share via Email Mary W. Victor Frankenstein is a hard-working young man at university who discovers how to give life to an inanimate body and uses his knowledge to create a man-monster.
He believes his discovery will lead to further scientific advances but when he succeeds in bringing his creation to life he is filled with loathing.
I enjoyed this book, which ultimately questions what it is to be human. Every book that has been written about artificial intelligence since Frankenstein owes something to Mary Shelley.
I found the relationship between monster and creator compelling and fascinating. I liked the chapters in the story that were narrated by the monster because I sympathised with his loneliness, while I thought Victor Frankenstein was arrogant and self-righteous.
Ultimately it is Frankenstein who must answer for the monstrous act committed by his creation. Generally this book is regarded as a horror story but I would have to disagree.
More than anything else this is a sad book, when you think about what would have happened if the monster had not been so alone, and if every human had not spurned him in the way they did.
I have been thinking about this ever since I turned the final page. The writing is complex and vivid and expresses the anguish of both monster and creator.
Those who do not enjoy complicated and slightly old-fashioned writing will find it difficult to read, but I thought the story was exceptionally well told and the writing definitely brought it to life. Join the site and send us your review!Watching Mary Shelley, the latest unsuccessful attempt to immortalize the teenage girl who created Frankenstein, it boggles the mind that anyone would try to make something mannered from her wild.
Mary Shelley is a diverting enough biopic that features decent performances through an often vivid lens, but given the unusual facts of the author’s life, a far more offbeat and far less rigid.
The film, though handsome and well-acted, reduces Mary Shelley's accomplishments; it's almost over by the time "Frankenstein" gets written, with little attention paid to its author's creative spark%.
MARY SHELLEY is a biographical drama about Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, the daughter of outspoken feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and political philosopher William Godwin, both influential thinkers of the late 18th century and early 19th century.
MARY SHELLEY is a biographical drama about Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, the daughter of outspoken feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and political philosopher William Godwin, both influential thinkers of the late 18th century and early 19th century. May 23, · “Mary Shelley” is a rarity: a literary biopic with an argument.
Which is by no means to say that the film, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour (“Wadjda”) forgoes the expected pleasures of the.