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Parasha: Frankenstein March 5th reading


So Young Frankenstein and his sweet little love interest in trainingpossession"sister" never even quarreled or anything. How very sweet. And sickening. And unrealistic. But whatever.

Hrm, gee, think friend Clavel is being set up as a rival or at least foil or anything? Yeah, a friend around the same age and him and Elizabeth who's drawn to the very thing that's going to be Victor's problem presumably later on isn't setting up anything at all. (I think I'm just going to treat this read-through as something totally fresh btw, as I obviously remember next to nothing about What Actually Happens despite having read it before!)

Not really too much more to say about this chapter, since it's mostly just Setting Up. It is interesting to see a Mad-Scientist-in-training, though, and odd to see a science=evil mindset, even when the formation thereof is explained in detail.

And sheesh, foreshadowing a coming catastrophe, much?


Remember, daily readings, so Chapter 3 tomorrow.

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stormfeather
Mar. 5th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't mean the implications overall that science = evil, but him saying basically that that's how *he* ended up sorta seeing it, or at least, he had *disdain* for it, after he was totally bummed out by his studies into it.

Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: well damn! Learn something new every day!
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khedron
Mar. 7th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Theophrastus Bombastus

I want to see them in concert!
khedron
Mar. 7th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Hrm, gee, think friend Clavel is being set up as a rival or at least foil or anything? Yeah, a friend around the same age and him and Elizabeth who's drawn to the very thing that's going to be Victor's problem presumably later on isn't setting up anything at all.

Clerval being *so* much better with people is going to be big. That makes him a better candidate to get the girl, and if there's a dispute with anyone, Clerval will come out on top.


The part about V. reading Cornelius Agrippa, and his father dissing it, and V. saying in retrospect that if he'd taken the time to explain why he was saying it wasn't worth his time -- that totally resonated with me. It seemed like a very valid teenage response.
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