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Why Frankenstein is Still Relevant

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When Victor Frankenstein sets about creating a living creature his intention is to benefit mankind, not to make a monster.
If only he can breath life into a project nobody believes possible, the possibilities, he reasons, are endless.
Frankenstein is obsessed with his creation. He gives little thought to controlling it.


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Why Frankenstein is Still Relevant

When Victor Frankenstein sets about creating a living creature his intention is to benefit mankind, not to make a monster.

If only he can breath life into a project nobody believes possible, the possibilities, he reasons, are endless.

Frankenstein is obsessed with his creation. He gives little thought to controlling it.

There's a time early on, when the monster turns out to be larger than he'd imagined and its ugliness becomes apparent, that he could have done away with the Creature and the story would have ended there if not happily then at least inauspiciously.

Instead, he backs off as the monster grows in strength and power until there is nothing he can do to stop it.

Innocence

Innocence

An innocent woman is vilified and wrongly accused; the authorities are deceived; promises are made that are never meant to be kept; foreign lands are terrorized.

Of course, Victor attempts to mediate with his monster. He reasons with him and believes, somehow, that he can bring him back into the fold. Then he tries to banish him. Neither works.

There’s no putting the genie back in the bottle.

What began as a fascinating experiment left one key factor out of the equation - the unpredictability of a human nature.

Victor Frankenstein is ultimately destroyed by the Creature he gave life to. His life and that of everybody around him is consumed by the monster. Worse, he fears the very future of humanity is in peril as a result of his meddling in the unknown.

“Avoid ambition,” he tells failed writer ands ship’s captain Robert Walton with his last breath.

The GOP spent eight years creating their own Frankenstein. They created a climate of negativity and obstruction that became the perfect petri dish for Donald Trump to thrive.

The office of the President, traditionally treated with universal respect, if not always appreciation, was soiled by rudeness and, dare I say it, treachery, to such an extent that a TV reality show star with a blemished personal and business profile could be allowed to come from nowhere and thrive.

Out of Control

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Out of Control

Republicans brought it upon themselves. They created the monster and now they can’t control it.

"The only thing Republicans have done this years was to prove that they are the party of Trump,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said of the GOP’s efforts to distance themselves from their rogue nominee. "They are the party of Trump. They say they're not the party of Trump, but they are. They would have us believe that Trump just fell out of the sky and somehow mysteriously became the nominee of the party."

Trump, Reid added, "is the monster the Republicans built. He is their Frankenstein monster.”

The GOP thought it was so clever allowing Trump in and giving him a home. They arrogantly believed they had his number.

Now the elephant in the room is trampling everything in his path.

Depending what happens on November 8, Trump’s story may have a very different ending to the Creature in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. He won’t disappear to the North Pole.

The GOP party of Lincoln, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan and even Bush is dead. But the monster they created is still on the rise.