Mary Shelley movie - trailer

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Mary Shelley movie - trailer

Postby Saturn » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:44 pm

"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Re: Mary Shelley movie - trailer

Postby Ravenwing » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:45 pm

One of my thoughts whilst watching that trailer for a second time:

Did Mary Shelley keep Percy's heart in the hope that someday it could be transplanted into a corpse, and then reanimated, so that he could love her once again?

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Re: Mary Shelley movie - trailer

Postby Saturn » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:56 pm

No, don't think so, that's a bit far fetched. Mary was a very rational and scientifically curious, and learned person. She didn't actually believe that what Frankenstein was able to achieve in her novel could, or should actually be done - that's kind of the point of the whole book...

Also, from what I've read Byron just fished any old organ out of Shelley's remain as they were burning. It was probably part of his liver or another organ apart from the heart. We'll never know, it was buried with her.
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