Tag : Frankenstein

Frankenomenon: Understanding the Fascination and Obsession with Frankenstein

The title says it all. The world is obsessed with Frankenstein. One important fact to note is that the title says “Frankenstein”, and not “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein”. This is a deliberate omission, not a careless mistake. The reason behind this decision is simple. I don’t believe the media and society is obsessed with Shelley’s original conception, but rather, with the idea of Frankenstein and his creature; with the concept of someone being capable of creating new life, and by proxy, […]