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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Feb 07, 2012

really liked it

Ok I finally got around to getting this off my "to-read" list. I'm not sure how to sum it up more than saying it's definitely food for thought. Though fantastic and impossible, the scenerio sets a good stage for examining responsibility, ambitions, acceptance, relationships, love and revenge. I could understand Professor Frankestein's problematic thoughts and behaviors, and also sympathize with the monster. True, I agreed that the monster deserved nuturing and his behaviors that resulted from neglect and hate, but looking though Frankenstein's eyes, it would be near impossible to provide. So that leaves us a cause/effect cycle of hurt-lashing out-remorse-anger-revenge until it destroys them both.

It's a 18th century classic with good writing style, but over-use of unimportant details making it drawn out; my only complaint.

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