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Frankenstein

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More pictures of our silliness with cherries on Saturday.

I’ve been reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and I must say it’s a lot better than the movie. For a short novel there’s sure a lot of things that get missed really often.

What does surprise me is how much of an impact popular representations of the monster have influenced how I imagine him to look like. The description in the book is very brief – not really the way that we all know Frankenstein looks like.

And yet – we all know what the monster looks like. The monster is very iconic. I don’t know the history, but it does seem like it didn’t take very much time before the representation of him got standardized.

Now it’s not very difficult to draw or describe Frankenstein and have everybody know what you mean. But at the same time it’s hard to imagine the monster looking any differently.

I think that’s what annoys me right now. The pop culture Frankenstein keeps walking into my book.

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