Not sure what I feel about this. I mean, fairy tales are one thing. They’ve been retold a million times, and they’re word of mouth stories so there are a dozen versions of a given tale…
Peter Pan was written by one person. Alice in Wonderland was written by one person; and Alice in Wonderland isn’t particularly magical as it is hallucinogenic. Who’s to say that animating that which is not alive does not count as magic? I would consider it so. “Frankenstein” may have been written by one person, but it’s been in culture for nearly 200 years. It’s been adapted and included in many parts of culture (TV, Movies, etc.). Can you seriously think of Halloween without thinking of the stereotypical Frankenstein?
Well, we’re allowed different opinions, thankfully. ;)
And yes, I can imagine halloween without it, because what we think of Frankenstein’s Monster is really nothing like what Mary Shelley created in her book. But I’ll spare you the college lit lecture. :)