On Lienas’s Conference

April 17, 2010

I hope you all enjoyed Gemma Lienas’s conference. It’d be great if you could express here some opinions on the topics she mentioned, i.e. equality, discrimination, domestic violence, feminism, sexuality…

I highly recommend her books! This is her website.

By the way, here you have some extra information about traditional fairy tales in education, in case it is not clear yet what it is all about. Thanks Celia for the questions, anyway. It’s always interesting to discuss controversial issues.

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Frankenstein: a tragedy with a sad ending

October 9, 2009

Monstrous Remorse

Once I falsely hoped to meet with beings, who, pardoning my outward form, would love me for the excellent qualities which I was capable of bringing forth. I was nourished with high thoughts of honour and devotion. But now vice has degraded me beneath the meanest animal. . . . the fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. . . . I am quite alone.

The Monster to explorer Robert Walton
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, 1818

In the end, Dr. Frankestein dies trying to catch the monster, whom he is persecuting to kill. After its creator dies, the creature expresses remorse for his malignant misdeeds, the deaths of his creator’s friends. It travels toward the Pole to destroy himself on his own funeral pyre so that none would ever know of his existence.

It’s  such a sad story!!