With Samhain and Hallowe’en just around the corner, it is no shock that one monster and his creator have their day in October. Celebrated annually on the last Friday of October is Frankenstein Friday.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) composed a gothic novel (published in 1818) about a man, Victor Frankenstein, who is a brilliant scientist and is interested in chemistry and natural philosophy. Victor, fascinated by the human frame and wonders about the principle of life, he learns how to animate a lifeless body (Shelley, 40-41). [Read More]