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Parasha: Frankenstein March 26th reading


Oh, Victor Victor. And now we see what your idiocy has brought us to.

And it looks like prince_corwin somewhat had it pegged (although I realize it wasn't exactly a prediction), and Victor's father dies of grief/shock. And we're not told what happens to his brother, although since he mentions that he lost all of his friends/support whatever, are we to assume that he also died somehow?

And of course Victor has the vapors again (thanks whoever mentioned that, I totally can't stop thinking of him as a Southern Belle swooning on a fainting couch, now), and then finally, finally talks to a magistrate about his story. Because revenge is so much more important than saving the people important to him, y'all! Although it's somewhat moot since the magistrate doesn't really believe him, but whatevs.

Also, I totally expected him to be accused of his wife's murder, given the predisposition of people to drop dead in his vicinity, and the fact that he was supposedly alone with her and all, but no!

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stormfeather
Mar. 26th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Heh, and I've been thinking how it would be interesting to have an up-to-date version of Frankenstein where he learns of the internets, with more modern knowledge factored in, etc... looks like there's a lot of material to mine here!
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khedron
Mar. 26th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
Perfect! It'd be a totally changed story. He could friend the young family on Facebook, the modern equivalent of writing them a letter, and admit his admiration from afar. As long as he kept his icon relatively abstract.
khedron
Mar. 27th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
ssc
Something I have enjoyed from this reading: Taking any excuse to exclaim in non-Creature-like language, "something BAD!"

The most recent case was actually "fire", since I was making pasta and some boiling water spilled. But really, any excuse will do.
stormfeather
Mar. 27th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
Re: ssc
*snicker* well, glad we can enrich your life like that. ;)
khedron
Mar. 27th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: ssc
I take joy where I can. =)

It *does* crack me up that the Creature is *so* much more eloquent than that. This isn't Mel Brooks's monster!
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