Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by Mary Shelley. It is one that has come up a few times in class and it is an interesting text to look at as we review Gattaca.

Frankenstein is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant Swiss scientist who discovers the secret of bringing inanimate things to life, eventually creating a human-like monster which proceeds to ruin his life. It is most impressive that Mary Shelley wrote this when she was nineteen.

Lots of useful information on the interwebs but try these sites to start you off:

Shmoop

Cliff Notes on Themes

“Playing God” in Frankenstein

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