Destructive Creation in Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein'
Wed, 22 May 2019
Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece is a chilling, incisive tale that warns of the perils of ego, vanity, and selfish ambition. Viewed through the lens of the Christian narrative, it can also serve as an exposition on what happens when human beings try to usurp or twist God’s place in our lives, and in creation itself. This talk will explore the rich parallels between Shelley’s original 1818 text and the Christian scriptures, to tease out the novel’s warnings about the desolation that results from the deadly sin of human pride.
Tutor: The Rev’d Peter Godden, Tutor in Literature and Theology
Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Venue: Diocesan Board Room, Holywell Lodge (click here for map)
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