History Headscratchers / Frankenstein

6th Sep '17 3:51:09 PM ichigoare
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**** To the contrary: an absentee father is, at least technically, still a father. If the creature inherits his maker's name, it's a harsh reminder to both of them of a relationship neither of them wanted. (Though maybe the creature is more analogous to a bastard son?)
2nd Sep '17 10:32:16 AM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** "The Monster" is three syllables -- as short as "Frankenstein." Even "Frankenstein's monster" ought not to tax anyone -- it's fewer syllables than "Benedict Cumberbatch."
2nd Sep '17 8:46:43 AM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** Citation needed (and not from Wikipedia). I find no such line in either the 1818 edition or the 1831 revision.
28th Aug '17 3:12:13 AM Dash_Harber
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** It is also worth noting that Victor decides on a humanoid creature, then its size (eight feet tall and proportional), and then he went look for materials. Unless he successfully predicted that an eight foot giant would be available for him to discretely transport to his lab, this means that he made a plan and then found the parts that could add up to his planned form.
24th Aug '17 10:46:43 AM Raygunguy
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** The monster, at one point, says to Frankenstein that he is the "Adam of your labours".
8th Aug '17 1:29:20 AM Dash_Harber
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** [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Because it's easier to type out than "The creature that Dr. Victor Frankenstein created" several times per discussion.]]
29th May '17 9:23:42 PM JM1982
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** One might also consider that Frankenstein was doing something that ''nobody'' had ever done before. He had no previous body of work or research he could learn from, and was self-taught entirely from scratch, when it came to making the Creature. It's not surprising that his first attempt had an UncannyValley look. Frankly, it's astonishing that Frankenstein got so much right the first time, given how quickly the Creature learns and adapts. Realistically, Frankenstein's first few attempts would probably have been weak and sickly, dying after a short period of time, amd/or so mentally stunted that they couldn't take care of themselves, and would be TooDumbToLive.

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** One might also consider that Frankenstein was doing something that ''nobody'' had ever done before. He had no previous body of work or research he could learn from, and was self-taught entirely from scratch, when it came to making the Creature. It's not surprising that his first attempt had an UncannyValley look. Frankly, it's astonishing that Frankenstein got so much right the first time, given how quickly the Creature learns and adapts. Realistically, Frankenstein's first few attempts would probably have been weak and sickly, dying after a short period of time, amd/or and/or so mentally stunted that they couldn't take care of themselves, and would be TooDumbToLive.
29th May '17 9:22:56 PM JM1982
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*** One might also consider that Frankenstein was doing something that ''nobody'' had ever done before. He had no previous body of work or research he could learn from, and was self-taught entirely from scratch, when it came to making the Creature. It's not surprising that his first attempt had an UncannyValley look. Frankly, it's astonishing that Frankenstein got so much right the first time, given how quickly the Creature learns and adapts. Realistically, Frankenstein's first few attempts would probably have been weak and sickly, dying after a short period of time, amd/or so mentally stunted that they couldn't take care of themselves, and would be TooDumbToLive.

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*** ** One might also consider that Frankenstein was doing something that ''nobody'' had ever done before. He had no previous body of work or research he could learn from, and was self-taught entirely from scratch, when it came to making the Creature. It's not surprising that his first attempt had an UncannyValley look. Frankly, it's astonishing that Frankenstein got so much right the first time, given how quickly the Creature learns and adapts. Realistically, Frankenstein's first few attempts would probably have been weak and sickly, dying after a short period of time, amd/or so mentally stunted that they couldn't take care of themselves, and would be TooDumbToLive.
29th May '17 9:21:36 PM JM1982
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*** One might also consider that Frankenstein was doing something that ''nobody'' had ever done before. He had no previous body of work or research he could learn from, and was self-taught entirely from scratch, when it came to making the Creature. It's not surprising that his first attempt had an UncannyValley look. Frankly, it's astonishing that Frankenstein got so much right the first time, given how quickly the Creature learns and adapts. Realistically, Frankenstein's first few attempts would probably have been weak and sickly, dying after a short period of time, amd/or so mentally stunted that they couldn't take care of themselves, and would be TooDumbToLive.
26th Feb '17 5:15:32 PM nombretomado
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*** Mary Shelley didn't exactly keep a LiveJournal. The name was allegedly noted in letters to her friends.

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*** Mary Shelley didn't exactly keep a LiveJournal.Website/LiveJournal. The name was allegedly noted in letters to her friends.
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