Ernest?

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor had two brothers, one whom was murdered, and the middle child, Ernest who magically disappeared from the story. Ernest was 7 years younger than Victor, and obviously the least important character. Ernest was introduced at the start of the book as Victor’s “junior by seven years” (Shelley 35). Ernest then isn’t […]

What does Lightning Represent?

“the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder.” Lightning is a controversial symbol whether its with art, setting a mood in a story, describing energy and life or even something depressing […]

Mary Shelley is Victor?

Although Frankenstein is 100% fiction, Mary Shelley almost constantly shines some of her life on the pages of her horror story. Most of the time I’ll be reading, and realize that Mary poured her life’s troubles into this book. The first thing I noticed is that Victor’s inspiration to learn and study alchemy (the creation of an […]