Horror is a genre of fiction that is intended to scare and frighten the audience or reader. There are three approaches to horror which is: a mirror of the human psyche, a mirror of society, and a mirror of human nature .
The themes used often in this genre are religion, class, the concepts of family and gender, and the possibilities and dangers of science. In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, she lets us experience the dangers of science.
Mary Shelley described Frankenstein as the modern Prometheus, because the Greek god is the creator of mankind, and he is associated with light and fire, referring to the electricity.
She wanted to express the idea that playing God resulted in Frankenstein’s own hell. I think this statement fits Frankenstein as a person -
“The most important thing in life is to be an important person. Achieving greatness is even more important than enjoying life, having friends, or acting morally.”
The monster is made out of old body parts and he is described as beautiful, yellow skin, black hair and white teeth . The monster develop from being good to evil throughout the story, but he has his reasons.
He is born into an unknown life and with his creator abandoning him, he don’t know how to behave, talk and so on. When the monster is being on his own he feels awful
which is expressed here “I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish, nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept” .