Frankenstein: Or the modern Prometheus

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Re: Frankenstein: Or the modern Prometheus

Post by CaitlinGonya » 19 Nov 2017, 19:59

I loved this book. I re-read around Halloween. Not because of the creature but because of Frankenstein. I always associate his creating the creation and then trying to forget it with people who do bad things and the try to forget it or deny what they did. I especially enjoy how the book ended because I don't believe it could have ended any other way.

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 19 Nov 2017, 22:55

The Frankenstein Monster is I think a misnomer. It should have been called just a "conglomerate" to be more precise. Frankestein is the real monster. Although in this age now, being aware of the issues regards cell rejection, the monster would not have a chance of being assembled after all. And it will be against the law of chance and probability that the donors of the parts used in the monster would have all cellular compatibility, as what medical science would require for biological transplants.
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Post by baley » 20 Nov 2017, 20:32

As i was on traveling adventure, i landed in a book store then the book landed in my hands then read through to the last page. the topics are quite diverse with different approaches and perspectives.

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Post by GabbiV » 09 Mar 2018, 22:22

It's so interesting the disparity between the pop culture version of Frankenstein's monster and the one in the book. It's like they're two different characters. After reading Frankenstein I felt bad for the monster for being portrayed without his gentleness or intelligence, or his daddy issues.

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Post by Jamesgregory » 02 May 2018, 18:35

Love to read horror and monster books and thriller books I love this one very good I like to see more from this writer

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Post by Tbunde5 » 08 May 2018, 08:00

The theme of the original is so timely today. Mary Shelley’s Creature is the epitome of all that is good, until the world and it’s bigots drive it to violence. I have an adult son with mental and physical disabilities. He is the sweetest, funniest person, always wanting to help others. But the people who don’t know him stare. Kids mock, some to the point of chasing him and throwing rocks. But when he lashes out, the world says, “See? Monster!” The world sympathizes with Frankenstein and vilifies the creature for becoming what they have made him.

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Post by palilogy » 11 Jun 2018, 19:46

During my undergrad Frankenstein was one of the most enjoyable books to use literary analysis on.
So many depths, perceptions and literary theories. I often wonder if the author knew the realm of opening possibilities.

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Post by daniya__shah3 » 13 Jun 2018, 07:24

By far the best classic I have come across till now. The book is still my favourite and whenever I return to read it again, the myriad of themes and the shift in narratorial perspective never fail to amaze me.
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Post by lakensteele20 » 21 Jun 2018, 16:41

I'll be honest, I didn't think I was going to like this book. But once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. It's very interesting. It keeps you thinking really.

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Post by pricklypurple » 25 Jun 2018, 08:32

I read this book for the first time recently. It was okay, but for me, not as good as I had expected due to its overwhelming popularity in our culture. I found the book to be a little dull, not much action until the end and then just very random.

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Post by bclayton13 » 26 Jun 2018, 19:44

I've loved this book for a long time, and have long pitied the creation. I remember reading somewhere that Shelley wrote it as a reflection of women, or maybe her own feelings on being a woman in a patriarchal society. It's an interesting concept.

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Post by Northernbird84 » 19 Jul 2018, 09:29

This book is exquisite. Frankenstein's monster, whilst hideous to behold is so childlike and innocent. Shunned by his creator trying to survive. The scene where he discovers fire for the first time brings a tear to my eye without fail. The pain he experiences both physically and emotionally when he is burnt just pulls at my heart.

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Post by Doug Jones » 17 Sep 2018, 09:44

In a way, the media portrayal of Frankenstein's monster and the actual monster in Shelley's work is as disparate as the reaction that the monster provokes in the book and his true nature. Like many here, when I finally read the book, it shattered the preconceived notions I had about the monster thanks to the media portrayal. One of the best books I have ever read.

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