For this weeks book assignment, I chose to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The book was 280 pages. Most of the time.. actually all the time, I don’t like reading especially if its for class assignments. If you have read any of my other book report posts, you’ll know how I feel about reading books and doing book reports. You’ll also know that I have complained about reading all of the previous books. Not this time! Frankenstein was by far my favorite book I have read and posted about. I’m not really sure if it were the writing style and author or the genre, but something about this book made me not want to put it down. I read the first 20 pages a week ago. Then Sunday morning I woke up and continued reading and ended up reading over half the book. The only reason I stopped was to get something to eat, then right back to it. I finished the whole book in one sitting pretty much which is super rare for me to do. Most of if not all of the time books can’t keep my attention for that long.
“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel..”
Some of my favorite parts about the book were the way the story shifts to the monsters perspective. I have heard the Frankenstein story before, or so I thought. I always thought Dr. Frankenstein accidentally created a monster who’s only goal was to harm others. That’s not quite the case. In this book you get to see the thought process of the monster and understand more about why he killed those people. The killings weren’t random acts of violence. They were either in defense or targeted at specific people on which he sought his revenge. All in all the story was very sad in my opinion. Especially the ending. It is not a Hollywood ending so if you’re into those I would not recommend this book.
This week I have been ever so slightly reading “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. The book is 280 pages long and I have only gotten through about 15 pages so far. Of course I know the basic story of Frankenstein, but I have never read the full version of the story to get all the extra details that I’ve missed. I remember in elementary school around 3rd or 4th grade I read a ‘dumbed’ down children’s version of the book, but remember little to no detail about it. So far, through the short portion of the novel that I have read, the book has definitely intrigued me. The main character Viktor Frankenstein is portrayed less as a crazy scientist like I was first lead to believe, and more of a curious intelligent, yet troubled young man. The book has done a great job so far of giving the reader details into Viktor’s mind and thought process.
“One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race.”
Currently It is 6:30 AM. I am very tired and not looking forward to the rest of the school work I have left to do before I leave for class. As I write this report I am really struggling to keep my eyes open and pay attention to what I am writing. I guess it’s my fault though. I procrastinated to this point, so I must suffer the consequences. Also, I am very worried about my math project do this week. I’m really not sure on some of the material so I know that it’s going to be a headache and a half. I always tell myself that I should do some work a head of time so I don’t have to stress, wake up at the crack of dawn, and rush to complete my work, but I feel that I work the best under pressure. As much as I’d like to believe I can sit down and do the work at any moment in time, I know that if i try, I’ll day dream and slack off and not get anything accomplished.