In the field of science fiction, people gave the reputation of the “father of science fiction” to the French writer Jules Verne who wrote “Twenty Thousand Miles Under the Sea” and “Eighty Days Around the Earth”. The English writer Wells of Time Machine is the most influential character in 20th century science fiction. As everyone knows, the British writer Mary Shelley is the originator of the real science fiction world. At the age of 21, she wrote the first science fiction novel Frankenstein in the history of world literature.
On August 30, 1797, Mary was born in a scholarly family in London, England. Her father is a well-known British political philosopher, and her mother is the first feminist in the UK, and her family background is quite good. Her father had not relaxed her education since she was a child, and specifically hired a tutor to teach her Western literature and poetry, and also let her learn Latin, French and Italian.
In addition to studying with the tutor, the talented Mary also read a lot of literary works, such as the works of Black, Samuel, Taylor Cole, Charles and others. Reading enriched her inner world, and also made her have a solid literary foundation, which became the father ’s eyes “extraordinarily bold, somewhat arrogant, positive attitude, desire to pursue knowledge, and perseverance in the things encountered Girl.
Later, Mary met the romantic poet Percy Shelley. Mary, who had always been silent, finally got the opportunity to exchange feelings with others. Regardless of her father’s obstruction, she resolutely and Percy went to France, and officially married in 1816. After marriage, Mary met her husband’s friend poet Byron, and often got together with Percy, Byron and several other friends to sing poetry and improvise, and spent a happy time.
On a night in June 1816, several young people such as Mary, Percy, and Byron gathered in the Byron rent house near Lake Geneva. Outside the house, storms raged and chills burst; inside the house, except for the occasional light of the lightning illuminating the windows, only the flashing candlelight and the crackling sound of burning wood in the fireplace. When the wind thundered the thunder and thrilled, Byron, who liked to scare people, began to read horror stories. After reading the story, Byron looked at the partners who had not recovered from the horror, and thought of a new trick. He proposed a game: everyone wrote a ghost story.
The rainy night passed, and Byron’s proposal seemed to become a “joke” with the rainy night. Several young people didn’t take it seriously. Only Mary took it seriously, and she began to conceive and create. She dreamed that a ray of moonlight came through the blinds of the room, and a devil-like man came out of the machine … Mary, from Darwin’s theory of life evolution, thought of a horror story of assembling corpses to gain life. The prototype was born in her mind. With the support of her husband Percy, Mary wrote more and more seriously. She interspersed the popular epistolary style and narrative style at that time, and clearly shaped the character’s development trajectory to create the source and spirit of the “Frankenstein”. The context is the main line, revealing the mysterious relationship between the creator and the creation, and the lonely destiny of the creation. She blends her worries into her works, so that the gloomy mood runs through the book and is projected in the text. Through her character’s emotions, communication, collision, and the four storms in the book, she predicted the advent of human transformation, and expanded a horror story originally conceived into a fleshy novel.
In 1818, 21-year-old Mary finally completed the first science fiction “Frankenstein” in the history of world literature. In the nearly 200 years since, “Frankenstein” has become a classic in the history of science fiction and has had a huge impact on the world’s science fiction. In addition to being recited by people, it has also been adapted into movies 14 times. Because of this immortal work, Mary naturally became the originator of the world of science fiction.