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Sounds redundant but true: when a story becomes a legend it is surrounded of legends. Such is the case of "Frankenstein", by Mary Shelley that is counted not one, but two legends approaches of how decided to baptize his brilliant but crazy doctor. On the one hand refers to the inspiration come for the biography of a German alchemist named Johann Conrad Dippel, born in Castle Frankenstein of Darmstadt; on the other are features that the author left it impacted the narration of an event in the city of Frankenstein, in Lower Silesia (now in Poland). clip_image001
Yes, there is a city named. Today known as Ząbkowice Śląskie, but in German it is still Frankenstein in Schlesien. It was founded by Enrique IV, Duke of Silesia and Wroclaw and populated with settlers from the nearby towns of Frankenberg and Lowenstein, hence its name. Its location between Prague and Wroclaw became a thriving village... until at the beginning of the 16th century an incident that could inspire a horror story took place.
In early 1606 was declared an epidemic of plague in the city which lasted more than one year and ended up with 2,000 people (one third of the population at that time). In an environment of desperation and hysteria is wanted to see disease as a result of some kind of witchcraft. As used to go sadly in these cases was a witch hunt that ended with several sumarisimas executions: a total of 19 people were executed, including the gravedigger of the city, accused of poisoning the rest of the population with a malignant powder made from ashes of dead.
The case became sadly famous in Europe in time and was the subject of study by experts, theologians and academics. It was finally concluded that Frankenstein defendants were innocent and all the blame was a figure called "Demon Hunter", that would have haunted the inhabitants of the city both for massacring them, as to make them believe that several innocent people were behind the epidemic.
Could this story have inspired that passage of the novel in which being, despite its good intentions, is violently rejected by a family? It seems Jenny very fine but at the end and at the end, one of the themes of the novel by Mary Shelley is not precisely how rejection can create monsters?
Source: Enfolang