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Colliding values in Frankenstein

That the monster represents some projected aspect of the good Dr. Frankenstein is clear enough. (And Victor is indeed a good and noble man at bottom, his fall that of a tragic hero.) But what projected aspect? 402 more words

Cultural History

Entry 710: Bad Robots

I’ve written before about how scientists seem determined to develop artificial intelligence that is destined to destroy all of humanity, as depicted in the Terminator… 569 more words


Percy Shelley

Percy Shelley was Mary Shelley’s husband. He was also a poet, writer, convict, political refugee and possibly even a child kidnapper, albeit in a strange attempt to replace the child he and Mary lost.


Book Review: Frankenstein

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Rating: 3* stars

Published: 1/1/1818

Genre: Classic Literature

Read: 11/4/17

Summary from Goodreads:

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the world’s most famous Gothic novel about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. 590 more words

Book Review

Poor Baby Creature Frankenstein

There are a few major descriptions that are missing from the text that will help us to better understand Frankenstein’s monster. As a side note something that interests me is the lack of a name for the creature. 285 more words

Frankenstein's Godlike Science (11/9, 11/16)

"Now you know. And knowing is half the battle."

“;it gave me new insight into the manners, governments, and religions of the different nations of the earth” (82), is one of many of expressions that the Creature reveals.   357 more words


The Exclusivity of Enlightenment

Frankenstein’s creature does not reach enlightenment despite developing his language to such a state of eloquence and learning about the world around him. Although, it is not through a fault of his own, but merely the exclusiveness of society and the sciences. 289 more words