We discuss the trajectory of public acceptance of the novel Frankenstein. We centered ourselves in the mythic stature reached by the creature and in its role in the popularization of the work. We start from the idea that the novel’s great success was due to the public interest in the monster, and the fact that the work turns to the recreation of life, aspect that historically arises strong interest by equalizing men and gods. We also observe that the Frankenstein creature produces interest by the fact that it brings up questions about the individual, his individuality and relations with the other.
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