FC: Frankenstein Project By: LaDaysha, Jennifer, Caleb, and Parker
1: Table of Contents | Mary Shelley Letter.......pages 2&3 | Frankenstein letter and time line...pages 4&5 | Victor letter and time line...pages 6&7 | Robert Walton letter....pages 8&9
2: Dear Readers, Hello my name is Mary Shelley and I am the author of the book Frankenstein. I enjoyed writing this novel just so others can read. I am pretty sure a majority of people have enjoyed reading this novel. I am writing this letter to tell you three things: why I wrote this novel, how I got the idea, and why my novel is still so important in modern day times. In the summer of 1816, my friends and I were inspired by a reading of the Phantasmagoria which is a collection of ghost stories. I spent my summer in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. After we read the collection of ghost stories, we came up with an idea to see who could create the best horror story. I took a while to come up with my idea on what I was going to write about. I got the idea for Frankenstein one night when I had a dream of a monster. In my dream the monster was dead but soon came alive. A couple of days later, I began to write my own ghost story. I completed the book in 1817. The book was published around the year of 1818. The novel Frankenstein is important because I use Romantic and Gothic elements. Frankenstein is an Gothic novel and the significance about Frankenstein is at the time I wrote this novel, other novels were Gothic; but the genre Gothic had only been around in the year of 1754. Frankenstein also contain supernatural elements. An example of a supernatural element would be when Victor create the monster in the book. Victor use science and he has to get body parts in order to create the monster. Also, Gothic novel settings are in gloomy places and Frankenstein setting is in Europe where most readers never been. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to your reply. Thank You, Mary Shelley
3: This is a letter from Mary Shelley to her readers about why she wrote the book Frankenstein.
4: Dear Victor, I am writing this letter to you to tell you that I am left out here alone. Every day I think of the day I was first created, when my own master just left me, just left me all alone. The thought of the fact that you left me makes me angry, and the humans out there don't make it any better. I am hiding in the woods trying to stay away, but it's lonely, I need company. I need a companion, someone I can love and that can love me, I need you to create me a wife. It's the least you could do for leaving me helpless out here like you did. I would be less miserable and less angry; in fact, quite joyful having someone that could actually show such love to a monster like me. So you doing this could make a huge difference in my life in a positive way, and it would make me feel more like a man rather than a monster. Sincerely, Frankenstein
5: Letter to Victor from Frankenstein
6: Dear Walton, I am writing to tell you why you should stop your obsession with the North Pole. You have had many things happen in your lifetime. It has changed of what you think about certain things. I truly believe you should give up on your obsession with the North Pole. Everything changed once you created that monster. You couldn't let anything go. You worried so much about that creature that you ended up having a nervous breakdown. To make it all worse, you lost your whole family to them being murdered. It is all hard things to go through but I believe it is time for you to take a break and think about changing back to the Walton I used to know. Your Friend, Victor
8: Dear Victor, I am writing to tell you how you changed my life.You came on board of the ship and became my friend when no one else would, you shared your story with me, and you saved my life by helping convince me to go home. You have affected my life, if it was not for you convincing me to go home i might not be alive today to thank you for all the stuff you have done for me. You became my friend,someone I can trust, and someone talk to. You have effected my life telling me the story of you life you taught me me that my obsession might kill me in the end. Also you convinced me to go home to my loved ones if I would have continued my journey to the north pole I would have died because of how hard the journey would have been but also I might have been disappointed in my findings. I want to thank you for being my friend and trusting me enough to tell me your life story and problems and helping me save my life. Sincerely, Robert Walton