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[Bonus] The Bride of Frankenstein: A Deeply Troubling Ending

Here’s a basic plot summary of The Bride of Frankenstein (Whale 1935) for everyone that has managed to avoid seeing this movie for the past 84 years. Victor Frankenstein has vowed never to make another monster again but is black mailed by another mad scientist named Dr. Pretorius into collabing on the creation of a […] Continue reading

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A World Devoid of Agency: 1931 Frankenstein

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Frankenstein and the War on Drugs

Many people proclaim that “drugs are bad” but is outlawing them creating more evil than leaving them legal? According to History.com, “The term ‘organized crime’ didn’t really exist in the United States before Prohibition.” During Prohibition, the mob was in charge of widescale distribution of alcohol, and in the 21st century, as a result of […] Continue reading

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The Proto-Eugenic culture of a Jane Austen Novel

The Nazi movement may have made Eugenics famous, but it existed long before the 1930’s. Eugenics is formally defined by Meriam Webster as “the practice or advocacy of controlled selective breeding of human populations (as by sterilization) to improve the population’s genetic composition.” Sir Francis Galton coined the term in 1883, but this was just […] Continue reading

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