Your Scar is Showing

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How to Read Literature Like a Professor really amuses me sometimes.

"Beyond these cautionary elements, though, the real monster is Victor, the monster's maker" (200). I love Frankenstein, so I couldn't pass up a quote about it.

If you want a GOOD adaption, watch Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with Robert De Niro as the Monster. It actually follows the book, but diverges a bit toward the end. Just putting it out there.

The main thing people seem to forget about is that the Monster is in fact very human. The real monster is Victor's ego and it doesn't really help that he doesn't take responsibility for the being he creates.


Jessica Apitsch said:

I actually made an argument with my pro/con paper on how humans were the real monsters. I used the text from Walden, specifically the passage on the train. I argued that Thoreau with his word choice was trying to get the point across that man was the driving force behind technology's, the train's, destruction. I did not realize that Frankenstein could actually be another text supporting this idea.

Kayla Lesko said:

Frankenstein is a perfect text for your topic, which is very interesting. I didn't go into much detail, but there's more examples in the book itself.

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