Man,” I cried, “how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom
Written when Mary Shelley was only eighteen, this gothic novel follows a scientist’s obsession to conquer nature by mastering creation itself. Forged and rejected by his creator, the creature is marked by unfathomable loneliness that can only culminate in tragedy. The book is not only a lesson in hubris but also a cautionary tale against the follies of unchecked scientific ambition. Through the gripping conflict between the creator and its creation, Frankenstein forces the reader to reflect upon existence and humanity’s place in the universe.