Frankenstein: Taboo

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  • Created on: 19-04-13 10:07
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  • Taboo in Frankenstein
    • venturing into the unknown e.g. exploring the poles, transgressing from the norm.
      • taking others with him
    • Usurping God's power of creation
    • The need for 'regulation' - the importance of not becoming isolated in scientific research in itself is not presented negatively at this stage, but Shelley emphasises the need for sensible checks and balances.
    • Justine Moritz, fighting the justice system, she knows her lack of power and status in society. Men control the system.
    • "workshop of filthy creation" - Victor usurps God's role, but also the women's role
    • Frankenstein's use of old body parts in order to create an ultimate being.
      • grave robbing (exhume)


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