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.
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