Monthly Archives: September 2011

Estrangement, Indeed

I’m quite glad, actually, that there was a prompt issued for this week’s blogging as I know of nothing I would rather blog about. ¬†Cracking William Gibson proved something of a frustrating, almost embarrassingly revealing reading experience. ¬†I discovered this: … Continue reading

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Transfer of Power

To me, one of the main themes of Frankenstein is the gradual shift of power from the life-giver Frankenstein to his creation. This transfer of power comes to a head in the third and final volume of the novel. We … Continue reading

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Scientific Pursuits (and the ills that spring therefrom)

I’ve read Frankenstein once before, years ago. Returning to it, I was instantly struck by the role that science plays. Victor Frankenstein is a fiercely committed student of philosophy and other sciences. He has a sort of obsession with the … Continue reading

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