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Possibly the most famous monster in literary history, Frankenstein’s monster from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus is a gruesome, larger-than-life being made from various humans’ body parts. The novel tells the story of the creation of the monster, the escape of the creature and the havoc, destruction and death is causes while following its master, Dr. Victor Frankenstein. More than a piece of horror fiction, Frankenstein was a groundbreaking novel that paved the way for countless other storylines and plots featuring the reawakening of the dead through science, specifically electricity. While the book is nearly 200 years old, Frankenstein’s creature remains as a symbol of monsters and gruesome beings. With plays, television shows and movies featuring the monster being produced almost every year since its publication, Frankenstein is very much alive.
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