The world around us is amazing and diverse. Sure, it’s impossible to know everything about it, but some things are so obvious that we should feel slightly ashamed of not knowing them.
Bright Side has gathered some elementary facts that can come in useful in life. They absolutely deserve to be more widely known.
16. Frankenstein is the scientist’s name, not the monster’s.
- What we think: Frankenstein — a character of novels, films, and stage productions — is a monster risen from the dead.
- Reality: In the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein is a student who created a living being out of nonliving matter.
The creature turns out to be a monster. However, he didn’t have any name in the original book, and so “Frankenstein’s monster” would be his correct appellation.