“Frankenstein” is originally the name of the fictional scientist who creates a creature in Mary Shelley’s famous 1818 novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus”. The novel tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who assembles a living creature from various body parts and scientific experiments. The created creature is often mistakenly referred to as “Frankenstein”, but in reality it has no name.
The novel addresses profound questions about science, ethics and man’s responsibility towards his creations. It also deals with the effects of isolation, prejudice and the search for identity. Since its publication, “Frankenstein” has become a classic of horror literature and has had a significant influence on popular culture, particularly on the depiction of artificially created beings.