One of the many reasons that has kept Frankenstein popular after almost two centuries is because the story is not just another ghost story. It is possibly one of the first modern myths posing the age old q...
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.... Soon the entire village has created a mob and proceeds to run the creature off. He finds a small hut to hide in which is connected to a cottage. In the hut there is a small hole which allows him to see into the cottage and observe the family that resides inside. “The family consists of an old blind man, De Lacey, and his grown children, Agatha and Felix. Since Frankenstein’s creature has never before seen human kindness, he is moved by the family’s love for one another and longs to be among them (Bloom 17).” Soon Felix’s fiancé joins the family, only she is Turkish and cannot speak French, so as they teach her the language, they are unknowingly teaching the creature the language as well. The creature finds a few books in the woods, among them is Paradise Lost by John Milton (whose story is a crucial influence for Mary Shelley and her story of Frankenstein).
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