Frankenstein Monster – A Product Of Modern Science


Most people know about the story of Victor Frankenstein and the famous Frankenstein monster he built, which came from the novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly. But what many people are not aware is that the story of Victor Frankenstein was actually based on the real life story of Johann Konrad Dippel, who was a kind of 18th century mad scientist, born in 1673 in Germany at Castle Frankenstein. Read on to know all on Frankenstein the famous monster.


Frankenstein the monster is an extremely large creature-like man, having a stitched up face and bolted neck. The monster was invented by a scientist named Victor in 1818. This hideous character is much more powerful and stronger than a normal man. He is snubbed and shunned by the town's people. He tends to become violent after his gentle loving nature.

Let us know a little more about Dippel, whose life inspired the birth of the famous monster Frankenstein. Learned as a physician, he built a laboratory at his Castle Frankenstein near Darmstadt, Germany, where he would conduct his weird experiments. He is believed to spend a lot of his time with his hobby of alchemy, which is a kind pseudoscientific experimentation with the elements. Dippel was also captivated by the idea of immortality through scientific means and is known to have used lots of butchered animals and exhumed human corpses for his experiments. When the surrounding neighborhood got breeze of what the scientist was up to, they kicked him out of town.


Shelly has without any doubt, based her novel on Dippel's behavior and activities. She even visited Castle Frankenstein in 1814; the ruins of which can still be seen today.


The Frankenstein monster remains as one of the most lasting images of Halloween. The original storyline has been known to inspire numerous films, video games, television programs and derivative works. Frankenstein remains one of the most well known icons and famous monsters in horror science fiction.


But are there any real-life Frankenstein monsters made by man? Not yet, but with our expanding knowledge of the human genes and skills on manipulating DNA, who knows,

we might have our own real life Frankenstein monster soon!