History Literature / Frankenstein

20th Feb '17 1:09:14 PM DustSnitch
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* DeathOfAChild: [[FrankensteinsMonster The Monster]] starts a vengeful killing spree against his creator, [[MadScientist Victor Frankenstein]], by brutally murdering the man's little kid brother William.
2nd Feb '17 6:17:47 PM Sharlee
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* UncannyValley: [[invoked]] An in-unverse example: Frankenstein explains that not only did he make the Creature out of dead body parts, he had to make him 8 feet tall to wire together all the smaller blood veins. The result is a monster that everyone is scared of at first glance, including the creature itself.

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* UncannyValley: [[invoked]] An in-unverse example: Frankenstein explains that not only did he make the Creature out of dead body parts, he had to make him the creature 8 feet tall to wire together all successfully construct the smaller blood veins.tiniest parts of him. The result is a monster that everyone is scared of at first glance, including the creature itself.
28th Jan '17 7:43:14 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UncannyValley: An in-unverse example: Frankenstein explains that not only did he make the Creature out of dead body parts, he had to make him 8 feet tall to wire together all the smaller blood veins. The result is a monster that everyone is scared of at first glance, including the creature itself.

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* UncannyValley: [[invoked]] An in-unverse example: Frankenstein explains that not only did he make the Creature out of dead body parts, he had to make him 8 feet tall to wire together all the smaller blood veins. The result is a monster that everyone is scared of at first glance, including the creature itself.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [invoked] At the end, Victor's brother Ernest is left unaccounted for; the entire rest of the Frankenstein family is dead.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [invoked] [[invoked]] At the end, Victor's brother Ernest is left unaccounted for; the entire rest of the Frankenstein family is dead.
7th Dec '16 5:43:58 PM DustSnitch
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* MotherNatureFatherScience

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* MotherNatureFatherScienceMotherNatureFatherScience: Elizabeth expresses more of an interest in the arts and philosophy, while her cousin Victor pours all his energy into the study of alchemy and the physical sciences.



* SinisterMinister: It's a Catholic priest who forces Justine to confess to a murder she didn't commit, which ends up getting her executed and sends Victor into an extreme fit of grief and remorse. It also prevents any further investigation into the actual murderer, who Victor assumes to be his monster.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At the end, Victor's brother Ernest is left unaccounted for; the entire rest of the Frankenstein family is dead.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [invoked] At the end, Victor's brother Ernest is left unaccounted for; the entire rest of the Frankenstein family is dead.
5th Nov '16 6:37:32 PM WillKeaton
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* CharacterFilibuster: By technicality. The story is supposed to be Frankenstein narrating his story to the captain of the ''Archangel'', the ship that rescued him from the ice. When the POV switches to the Creature, it's in the form of the Creature telling Frankenstein his tale, which Frankenstein repeats back in his own tale. The technical literary term for this is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diegesis#In_literature hypodiegetic narrative]], making the Creature's monologue within Frankenstein's monologue within Walton's monologue a hypohypodiegetic narrative. [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness There's one to impress your English teacher!]]

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* CharacterFilibuster: By technicality. The story is supposed to be Frankenstein narrating his story to the captain of the ''Archangel'', the ship that rescued him from the ice. When the POV switches to the Creature, it's in the form of the Creature telling Frankenstein his tale, which Frankenstein repeats back in his own tale. The technical literary term for this is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diegesis#In_literature hypodiegetic narrative]], making the Creature's monologue within Frankenstein's monologue within Walton's monologue a hypohypodiegetic narrative. [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness There's one to impress your English teacher!]]



* NestedStory: At the deepest level: The family on whom the monster is spying is telling a story, within the monster's story to Frankenstein, who is in turn recounting the story to the Captain of the Arctic exploration vessel the''Archangel'', who is in turn telling someone else about it in a letter.

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* NestedStory: At the deepest level: The family on whom the monster is spying is telling a story, within the monster's story to Frankenstein, who is in turn recounting the story to the Captain captain of a ship bound for the Arctic exploration vessel the''Archangel'', North Pole, who is in turn telling someone else about it in a letter.
5th Nov '16 6:23:35 PM WillKeaton
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* CharacterFilibuster: By technicality. The story is supposed to be Frankenstein narrating his story to the ship's captain. When the POV switches to the Creature, it's in the form of the Creature telling Frankenstein his tale, which Frankenstein repeats back in his own tale. The technical literary term for this is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diegesis#In_literature hypodiegetic narrative]], making the Creature's monologue within Frankenstein's monologue within Walton's monologue a hypohypodiegetic narrative. [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness There's one to impress your English teacher!]]

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* CharacterFilibuster: By technicality. The story is supposed to be Frankenstein narrating his story to the ship's captain.captain of the ''Archangel'', the ship that rescued him from the ice. When the POV switches to the Creature, it's in the form of the Creature telling Frankenstein his tale, which Frankenstein repeats back in his own tale. The technical literary term for this is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diegesis#In_literature hypodiegetic narrative]], making the Creature's monologue within Frankenstein's monologue within Walton's monologue a hypohypodiegetic narrative. [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness There's one to impress your English teacher!]]



* NestedStory: At the deepest level: The family on whom the monster is spying is telling a story, within the monster's story to Frankenstein, who is in turn recounting the story to the captain of a ship in the Arctic, who is in turn telling someone else about it in a letter.

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* NestedStory: At the deepest level: The family on whom the monster is spying is telling a story, within the monster's story to Frankenstein, who is in turn recounting the story to the captain Captain of a ship in the Arctic, Arctic exploration vessel the''Archangel'', who is in turn telling someone else about it in a letter.
5th Nov '16 6:21:16 PM WillKeaton
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The subtitle, ''A Modern Prometheus'', compares Victor Frankenstein to the Greek titan [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Prometheus]], who brought the secret of fire from Mount Olympus to mortal men, reflecting on Frankenstein's spiritual would-be theft of the secret to creating life -- but like Prometheus, Frankenstein also came to regret his transgression [[note]]As a note, Prometheus also created man himself and could see into the future, his name meaning "foresight". One interpretation is the parallel between Victor and Prometheus' acts of creation. Additionally, Prometheus knew what would happen to him when he took the flame.[[/note]] . Many would say that ''Frankenstein'' was the ultimate warning of ScienceIsBad, though similar stories were common throughout the industrial revolution and it is not even clear whether the act of creating the Monster was bad in itself, if the world wasn't ready for it, or Frankenstein was just a [[ParentalAbandonment horrible]] and [[AbusiveParents abusive]] parent.

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The subtitle, ''A Modern Prometheus'', compares Victor Frankenstein to the Greek titan [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Prometheus]], who brought the secret of fire from Mount Olympus to mortal men, reflecting on Frankenstein's spiritual would-be theft of the secret to creating life -- but like Prometheus, Frankenstein also came to regret his transgression transgression.[[note]]As a note, Prometheus also created man himself and could see into the future, his name meaning "foresight". One interpretation is the parallel between Victor and Prometheus' acts of creation. Additionally, Prometheus knew what would happen to him when he took the flame.[[/note]] . [[/note]] Many would say that ''Frankenstein'' was the ultimate warning of ScienceIsBad, though similar stories were common throughout the industrial revolution and it is not even clear whether the act of creating the Monster was bad in itself, if the world wasn't ready for it, or Frankenstein was just a [[ParentalAbandonment horrible]] and [[AbusiveParents abusive]] parent.
28th Jul '16 5:42:25 PM MarkWilder
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The subtitle, ''A Modern Prometheus'', compares Victor Frankenstein to the Greek titan [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Prometheus]], who brought the secret of fire from Mount Olympus to mortal men, reflecting on Frankenstein's spiritual would-be theft of the secret to creating life -- but like Prometheus, Frankenstein also came to regret his transgression [[note]]As a note, Prometheus also created man himself and could see into the future, his name meaning "foresight". One interpretation is the parallel between Victor and Prometheus' acts of creation. Additionally, Prometheus knew what would happen to him when he took the flame.[[/note]] . Many would say that ''Frankenstein'' was the ultimate warning of ScienceIsBad, though similar stories were common throughout the industrial revolution and it is not even clear whether the act of creating the Monster was bad in itself or if it's just the world that wasn't ready for it. More feminist interpretations point to the attempt to remove feminine influence from the act of creating life, exemplified when Frankenstein destroys the mate that he had agreed to make for the Creature, and the subsequent death of his own fiancee by the Creature's hand.

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The subtitle, ''A Modern Prometheus'', compares Victor Frankenstein to the Greek titan [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Prometheus]], who brought the secret of fire from Mount Olympus to mortal men, reflecting on Frankenstein's spiritual would-be theft of the secret to creating life -- but like Prometheus, Frankenstein also came to regret his transgression [[note]]As a note, Prometheus also created man himself and could see into the future, his name meaning "foresight". One interpretation is the parallel between Victor and Prometheus' acts of creation. Additionally, Prometheus knew what would happen to him when he took the flame.[[/note]] . Many would say that ''Frankenstein'' was the ultimate warning of ScienceIsBad, though similar stories were common throughout the industrial revolution and it is not even clear whether the act of creating the Monster was bad in itself or itself, if it's just the world that wasn't ready for it. More feminist interpretations point to the attempt to remove feminine influence from the act of creating life, exemplified when it, or Frankenstein destroys the mate that he had agreed to make for the Creature, was just a [[ParentalAbandonment horrible]] and the subsequent death of his own fiancee by the Creature's hand.
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16th May '16 12:34:47 PM LostInOblivion
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* TheAloner: The Monster, because everyone's so damn terrified of him.

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* TheAloner: The Monster, because everyone's so damn dang terrified of him.
28th Apr '16 3:35:05 PM DoctorCooper
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* MilesToGoBeforeISleep: By the end of his narrative Victor is miserable enough to become a {{Death Seeker}}, but he promised himself and his dead family that he'd kill the monster first. Unfortunately for him the monster just happens to be really, ''really'' good at not being killed.

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* MilesToGoBeforeISleep: By the end of his narrative Victor is miserable enough to become a {{Death Seeker}}, DeathSeeker, but he promised himself and his dead family that he'd kill the monster first. Unfortunately for him the monster just happens to be really, ''really'' good at not being killed.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished:The Creature gets shot in the shoulder for saving a little girl from drowning.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished:The NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: The Creature gets shot in the shoulder for saving a little girl from drowning.



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* UncannyValley: An in-unverse example: Frankenstein explains that not only did he make the Creature out of dead body parts, he had to make him 8 feet tall to wire together all the smaller blood veins. The result is a monster that everyone is scared of at first glance, including the creature itself.
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