The novel was favourably reviewed (Remarks on Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus; a Novel), in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 2 (1818), by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) who considered it "a romantic fiction", one which did not simply indulge in the fantastic for its own sake, but used it to explore the "powers and workings of the human mind" by the author's "uncommon powers of poetic imagination", her "original genius and happy power of expression", her "plain and forcible English, without exhibiting that mixture of hyperbolical Germanisms with which tales of wonder are usually told, as if it were necessary that the language should be as extravagant as the fiction.
The churchyard scene, in which Frankenstein visits the tombs of his family, his quitting Geneva, and his journey through Tartary to the shores of the Frozen Ocean, resemble at once the terrible reanimation of a corpse and the supernatural career of a spirit.
That was why Victor Frankenstein was less in control of his own actions:
In 1818 Victor Frankenstein possessed free will or the capacity for meaningful moral choice--he could have abandoned his quest for the 'principle of life,' he could have cared for his creature, he could have protected Elizabeth.
Victor Frankenstein, an intense teenager, has enjoyed a privileged upbringing at the Chateau Frankenstein near Geneva.
They try, only to discover the sinister Biblioteka Obscura, or "Dark Library," built centuries before by a Frankenstein ancestor who was an alchemist.
First was the 1974 movie "Young Frankenstein," a wonderful parody of Frankenstein horror films.
Holmes as Frederick Frankenstein and Elizabeth Pawlowski as Inga perform the musical number "A Roll in the Hay" during "The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein" at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Like Frankenstein and Jekyll, the ascetic scholar and priest Frollo is a man who cannot abide the limits of his own mortality or acknowledge the all-too-human passions that burn within him.
Such insights are, of course, not really so different from the central argument of monster stories like Frankenstein.
Also, there exists a popular misunderstanding which thinks that Frankenstein
is the monster instead of the doctor.
Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant inventor, actually succeeds in creating life.
Victor Frankenstein, a native of Geneva who early evinces a talent in natural science.
Henry Clerval, Victor's friend and a man of science who is killed by the monster to torment Frankenstein.