History Headscratchers / Frankenstein

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.
3rd Feb '17 11:14:03 AM mlsmithca
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*** Link or it didn't happen.
*** Mary Shelley didn't exactly keep a LiveJournal. The name was allegedly noted in letters to her friends. [[{{YMMV}} Whether this is canon or not is up for debate.]]

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*** Link or it didn't happen.
*** Mary Shelley didn't exactly keep a LiveJournal. The name was allegedly noted in letters to her friends. [[{{YMMV}} Whether this is canon or not is up for debate.]]
2nd Feb '17 5:59:04 PM Sharlee
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*** Mary Shelley didn't exactly keep a LiveJournal. The name was allegedly noted in letters to her friends. [[YMMV Whether this is canon or not is up for debate.]]

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*** Mary Shelley didn't exactly keep a LiveJournal. The name was allegedly noted in letters to her friends. [[YMMV [[{{YMMV}} Whether this is canon or not is up for debate.]]
2nd Feb '17 5:58:42 PM Sharlee
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*** Mary Shelley didn't exactly keep a LiveJournal. The name was allegedly noted in letters to her friends. [[YourMileageMayVary Whether this is canon or not is up for debate.]]

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*** Mary Shelley didn't exactly keep a LiveJournal. The name was allegedly noted in letters to her friends. [[YourMileageMayVary [[YMMV Whether this is canon or not is up for debate.]]
2nd Feb '17 5:58:05 PM Sharlee
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*** Mary Shelley didn't exactly keep a LiveJournal. The name was allegedly noted in letters to her friends. [[YourMilageMayVary Whether this is canon or not is up for debate.]]

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*** Mary Shelley didn't exactly keep a LiveJournal. The name was allegedly noted in letters to her friends. [[YourMilageMayVary [[YourMileageMayVary Whether this is canon or not is up for debate.]]
2nd Feb '17 5:57:37 PM Sharlee
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** Their father was willing to let Victor head out to England for a year in the hope that travel would help his son recover from grief over William's and Justine's deaths. Possibly Ernest headed out on a similar journey and missed the worst of the creature's payback.




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** The ship captain himself saw the creature's dogsled passing shortly before they hauled Victor off the ice floe, so presumably the creature saw the ship too. When the ice started breaking up under his sled, he abandoned it and backtracked to check if Victor had taken shelter with the only other humans within hundreds of miles. If he ''didn't'' find his creator there, the creature knew Frankenstein would be drowned and/or frozen to death, anyway.



** Also, if we're speaking about the book here, the Creature adopted the name Adam? The closest sentence is this: "Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed." That it a long way from "Call me Adam!" -- in fact, the line specifically refutes the appropriateness of that label.

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** Actually, the fact that Victor's aborted attempt to create a mate for the creature took place on an isolated island hundreds of miles from any graveyard ''or'' slaughterhouse would argue that, indeed, those references only account for Victor learning ''how'' life works, not his actual creation ''of'' life. There's no mention of him importing anything to the island except his chemistry equipment and some furniture.

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Also, if we're speaking about the book here, the Creature adopted the name Adam? The closest sentence is this: "Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed." That it a long way from "Call me Adam!" -- in fact, the line specifically refutes the appropriateness of that label.
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