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Frankenstein Lecture 5

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ENGL 221
Tara Lee

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Frankenstein Lecture 5 Dead Female Bodies The BodyPhysicalityMaterialityNatureEvolution Charles Darwin On the Origin of the Species 1859Frankenstein 1818 Questions of common ancestryBoth deal with originsUncomfortable unconventional The creature and his origins and link to humanity Not born as a whole body but as a process of construction Natural selection Unsettlement of the Creator Superiorityhierarchy of humanity No Godgiven right to be superior amongst other species Shift away from holistic thinking Body is not one unitMore partbasedSurvival and adaptability of creature He adaptsevolves according environment Speciesracecolonial Inhabit the deserts of the New World 170Aligning creature with a different race Of the same species 146 Evolution of the text Female BodyMateriality Instances of female dead bodies Tearing up the female creature Elizabeth sprawled on the bed Both objects of desire Thwarted desireIncomplete desire Justine Clerval
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