The best of all of the gothic novels. But Shelley's story is not just a horror tale. Frankenstein is the manifesto for Romanticism. The story has its setting in Geneva, Switzerland, Germany, and Scotland. Nature is a healer of wounds and provides a balm for the mind as the tale progresses. But the main lesson fromFrankenstein centers on the monster's claim that he was created with a noble soul and that he desired love and appreciation. But Frankenstein abandons his creation. After being first rejected by his creator, and then by human society, when individuals attack and try to kill him, the monster states that he has a right to murder and to wreck havoc upon mankind. Thus, Shelley argues that man is basically good and that society is responsible for creating a criminal class. The anti-Biblical tenets of Romanticism are revealed to the student in the student guide.