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I forgot to post last

I forgot to post last week.... I know I'm a bad student.... 

 As I started the book I found a strong relation with Victor and his hunger for knowledge, we actually got to discuss this in class, how this becomes a driving force through our lives, that need for a particular satisfaction, and once it is fulfilled (if ever) it is not exciting anymore, and loses its importance. In the same way, once Victor accomplished his goal (to give life to dead matter) then there was nothing more to do, he never contemplated a next step, what if.. at the same time I don't understand why would he run away, if he knew all along how the monster looked and he probably must have imagined at one point how the "monster" might look like in full motion... then what was all the fuss about? I guess if I had work so hard in that monster, I would be adrenalized the moment it came up to life. I can only imagine myself laughing like a maniac (not like in the movies) and maybe even hug the "monster" just because I AM HIS CREATOR!! It's a good thing I'm not a scientist then. But then as the book progressed, I also felt a great empathy for the "monster," the feeling of rejection and abandonment. the longing for something impossible. 

most of the discussion we had was about the irresponsable behavior of the scientist and Shelley's warning to science and parenting. It's amazing how today this warning is more latent than ever, with science and technology racing towards the future.

Elisa

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