Mary Shelley wrote her novel about Victor Frankenstein, the creator, rather than his creation. In her novel, the monster only appears in a few pages. And her monster is not the growling creature we’re used to, but a talking, emotional one who just wants to belong.
But Frankenstein, whether the man or the monster lives on. Now celebrated with not one but two unofficial holidays. Other classic monsters such as Dracula and Godzilla only get one, and the Wolfman doesn’t get any. Frankenstein Day is celebrated on August 30th (Mary Shelley’s birthday) and Frankenstein Friday on the last Friday in October, this year on the 26th.