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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Dec 08, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, science-fiction, nineteenth-century-literature, medical, supernatural, tragedy
Read 2 times. Last read October 1, 2011 to October 23, 2011.

I adore Frankenstein as a book that changed the way we see the world in the past and even now. The ethics are so different then most of us would view. The idea of creating a being just to act like God is, in the human mind, a horrific idea and yet despite the lack of ethics or moral the good Doctor Frankenstein must live with his decisions and can never go back and will always be running from his monster.
I feel that while it's been well over a century since the book was released it still plays a huge impact in modern society as we take steps to further cloning and stem cell research. What are the consequences of our actions and can we face them?

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Quotes Jessi Liked

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

Reading Progress

Finished Reading
September 2, 2011 –
page 27
9.89% (Other Paperback Edition)
September 6, 2011 –
page 38
13.92% (Other Paperback Edition)
September 9, 2011 –
page 44
16.12% (Other Paperback Edition)
September 10, 2011 –
page 51
18.68% (Other Paperback Edition)
October 1, 2011 – Started Reading
October 23, 2011 – Finished Reading
December 8, 2011 – Shelved
December 8, 2011 – Shelved as: science-fiction
December 8, 2011 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 8, 2011 – Shelved as: nineteenth-century-literature
June 10, 2016 – Shelved as: medical
June 10, 2016 – Shelved as: supernatural
June 10, 2016 – Shelved as: tragedy

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