Many literary and fictional ideas seem to stem from dreams the creators had, and Frankenstein is another example. We can’t imagine how the literary landscape would have looked had Mary Shelley not created the masterpiece that is Frankenstein. And how did she come up with the idea, you may ask?
Well, the story goes that Shelley had a dream after Lord Byron challenged her to write a ghost story. She went to bed that night and dreamt of the moment Dr. Frankenstein brought his chilling creation to life. The very next day she set to work creating the story that would shape her most famous novel.