Day: July 13, 2012

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Fame Monster – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Blast the media for making me think all these years that Frankenstein is a horror story. True, it was intended by the author to be a ghost story, which materialized from a writing activity she did one summer, along with her husband and their poet host. But it didn’t end up to be as horrifying as I imagined it to be, the way Sadako and Toshio are. But yes, I must concede, I was horrified in a different sense. My horror stemmed from an anger towards the vicious face of humanity. For how can one be overwhelmed with terror by a creature who yearns for companionship and who only means well? Of course, the creature we are are referring to, the anti-hero of this novel, is a daemon. Eight feet tall, sinewy in strength, indescribable ugliness. I understand that people will immediately have violent reactions upon seeing a daemon taller and stronger than them. I am not trying to be a moralistic bastard here, but I think that if the daemon speaks to me, I …