Monday, February 15, 2016

Mary Shelley: “a great and sudden change”

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818).

This sentence jumped out at me last night.

Also from Frankenstein
“A godlike science” (On learning a language)

comments: 2

The Crow said...

Sometimes that change can be so great and/or so sudden as to rend the mind in two. Sometimes irreparably. Sometimes the repair leaves the mind misaligned, with raveled edges, weak seams.

That might not be what Shelley had in mind when she wrote wrote that sentence, but it is what popped into mine when I read your post.

Michael Leddy said...

I think that’s very much what she had in mind — nothing the same again.