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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 11:22 PM

In Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is Frankenstein the doctor or the monster?


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Reply In Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is Frankenstein the doctor or the monster? (Original post)
Ax Crazy Dec 1 OP
foia Dec 2 #1
Lowrider1984 Dec 3 #2
Ax Crazy Dec 3 #3
Lowrider1984 Dec 3 #4

Response to Ax Crazy (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:50 AM

1. Frankenstein was the socialist victim of the greedy capitalist doctor.

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Response to Ax Crazy (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:12 PM

2. Actually. in the book, the "monster" was a gentle soul.

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He only wanted to be accepted.
Hollywood turned him into a violent monster.

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Response to Lowrider1984 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:24 PM

3. Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein wasn't the monster.

Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein WAS the monster.

That was one of my favorites among the books they made us read in high school.

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Response to Ax Crazy (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:14 PM

4. I think that, at the time the book was written,

the "creature" would have been considered a "monster" since he was not created by "God", and therefore had no "soul".
The doctor, having created a "monster" without a "soul" was a "monster" also.

Tough to be a mad scientist back then!

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