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Archive for September, 2011

I find that William Gibson portrays a time-disorienting opening to his cyberpunk novel, Neuromancer.  Part I, Chiba City Blues consists of a jumpy, speed-like nature in which many details are skipped across quickly.  At first, this rapidness appears to directly correlate to the pink octagon shaped pills in which Case is addicted to.  When he […]

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“Julia, this blog post inspires the question, who is the monster and who is the victim? Yet, I feel that you conclude that Frankenstein is the true monster. Frankenstein and the creature have both harmed each other unto the point of death, but the creature is the only one who feels remorse. Frankenstein may have […]

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Matrimony and Murder

In Frankenstein, the threat of, “I shall be with you on your wedding night” is made to Victor by his demon.  In other words, the demon plans to kill Elizabeth Lavenza on the night of her long-awaited marriage to Victor.  This idea of murder on the night of matrimony is still a relevant twist in […]

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Victor’s Character Flaw

In Volume I of Frankenstein, I noticed a reappearing character flaw in Victor.  His utter lack of responsibility continually crops up in all that he does.  His trait of irresponsibility first stood out to me when he begins his education in Ingolstadt.  Victor’s obsessive and successful focus on his studies allows for him to push his […]

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