Monday, October 11, 2010

And the Winner Is...

            After some deliberation, our group decided to read Mary Shelley's timeless work, Frankenstein. It did not take long for us to reach this unanimous decision. Our reasons for choosing this work are varied. For one, Frankenstein is far more than a mere horror story embraced by popular culture, it is a forceful social, political, and psychological commentary which stands as a near embodiment of Romanticism (Editor's Note Frankenstein, Dover Thrift Ed.). Furthermore, the short length of the novel was appealing. This is not an indicator of our groups laziness but rather, our desire to be able to fully digest, analyze, and respond to the work in such a short time. Finally, both Jake and Jeff had never read this must-read novel before and I have never read it with the intent of gaining a better understanding of the Romantic period.