This is a gothic tale of the creation of a monster. But the monster isn't created in the sterile lab-environment by a manic scientist, as most people seem to think. No. The monster is created by the despair and loneliness it is met with within the society. In fact, the monster is created by other monsters.
It is a common misunderstanding that the monster is called Frankenstein. But perhaps it isn't a misunderstanding at all. Perhaps Victor Frankenstein really is the true monster and cause of horror in this novel.