Frankenstein's monster

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the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)


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As she claims in the introduction, "The black Frankenstein monster is a key figure in the history of monsters as politically charged forms, as well as in the history of monstrosity as a constitutive feature of the language of politics" (13).
Some of the show's contributors are still invoking the hoary image of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein monster.
If, on the other hand, postmodernism is an entropic apocalypse in which each mode of art idolizes itself even as it combines with other modes to form a kind of Frankenstein monster, then whether the creature comes to life depends on the artist's ability to insinuate his or her own life into it.
Able to express his sexuality only in secret, unable to comprehend fully the depravity of the war that set the tone for this century, Whale's Frankenstein monster, the film suggests, became an emblem of the director's permanent estrangement not just from Hollywood, but from humanity.
Today, it is difficult to dissociate Ruskin's ideas from the stylistic legacy of pseudo-Gothic and, in particular, the pseudo-Venetian style which he himself recognise as 'an accursed Frankenstein monster of my own making'.
A surgeon has created a modern Frankenstein monster with the world's first successful HEAD transplant.
I realize that some bad ideas never die, but this one is a full fledged Frankenstein monster fraught with numerous constitutional and enforcement problems.
Pretorius (Ernest Theisger) to create a bride for the Frankenstein monster, once again played by Boris Karloff.
May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- "Van Helsing" writer/director/producer, Stephen Sommers, joined by co-stars Josie Maran and Elena Anaya, who portray Dracula's Brides, flipped an out-sized switch sending a massive jolt of electricity coursing through The Frankenstein Monster and bringing him to life in a shower of crackling sparks to inaugurate Universal Studios Hollywood's new thrilling attraction, "Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula.
But perhaps the weirdest thing about this Frankenstein monster of a spliced genre is that it's taken a long, long, long time for Hollywood to really capitalize on the concept in a concerted way.
UNION baron Bill Morris agrees that New Labour seems to have lost the magic touch and sees the irony of the re-vamped party's love affair with presentation and spin suddenly being turned against it like some Frankenstein monster.
Clive McKenna has been turned into a real-life Frankenstein monster - after his face was ripped apart by a boy of 14.
A dead human floating, like the not-yet-animate Frankenstein monster, in a glass vitrine?
The definitive Frankenstein monster who also entertained in B-favorites including "The Ape" (1940), "Bedlam" (1946), "The Raven" (1963) and "Die, Monster, Die
Mirroring the thrilling suspense of Stephen Sommers' highly-anticipated movie, "Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula" will transport guests to a world inhabited by the characters that plague man's deepest nightmares: Dracula, The Frankenstein Monster and The Wolf Man, the time-honored pantheon of classic Universal monsters who have been re-imagined by Stephen Sommers' as cutting edge creatures.