The horror genre is a different genre and is not equally popular with everyone. The horror genre can be fascinating to us as it tells us alarming stories about how forbidden thoughts affect our rational minds.
The genre is particularly exciting as it gives us as readers the opportunity to play with our thoughts in a controlled situation and is precisely exciting as it ultimately ends up strengthening our superego and our sense of normalcy.
There are three approaches to horror that are inspired by different theories about the genre and its appeal.
The first person I want to analyze is Victor Frankenstein. With his creation, Victor Frankenstein is the protagonist of the story. Victor is obsessed with science and using his special knowledge creates an abominable monster.
Victor goes from being an innocent man who is fascinated by science to a guilty man who only has the goal in life to abolish his creation.
Victor is a man with many ambitions, and this is shown in the example: "It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me
still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world." Precisely this example is important for the understanding of Victor as a person.