Anatomizing the making of the monster

PosterĄG Jessie Chu at 9:13:17 11/24/97 from

Frankenstein's creation is the split element of himself. I would like
to use Blake's view of symmetry in "Tyger." Once a person is in a state of
discord, he or she has to find a way to release it; for Mary Shelly, it's writing
the fiction; for Frankenstein, it's the creation of a human being; for Blake, it's
poetry or engraving; for Ferrieux, it's painting. On Oct. 22, I went to see Ferrieux'
exhibition in American Cultural Center. Being asked of his inspiration, Ferrieux said
that he could feel some uneasy elements in his body on the verge of explosion. He has
to find a way to outlet it-it's painting-or he would be insane. According to his statement,
he created the little phosts, the elves, the imps because of his impurity. So if we pose
this view on Romentic literature, the creation is the process of purification and the pursuit
for transcendence. However what about the inappropriate creation? I do not name the so called
monster as a demon or evil creation. because he is simply an innocent being ccreated by an
irresponsible scientist. I think that Frankenstein in some way conveys that science and
human civilization profanes the natural cosmos. Like Nietzsche's thogut in Thus Spake Zarathustra,
Zarathustra announces God being dead. This is Nietzsche's critique to the mob's blind following to
the science and the religion.


  • Re: Anatomizing the making of the monster -- Kate Liu 11:56:39 12/17/97

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