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Dr. Frankenstein field of expertise?

 
 
Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2015 06:36 pm
What is the field of science which Dr. Frankenstein is an expert?

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2015 06:54 pm
@tsarstepan,
Wasn't he (in the book) a jack of all trades?
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Ragman
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Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2015 07:00 pm
@tsarstepan,
Apparently in the description within Shelley's book, he's been described variously as a scientist with a keen interest in chemistry and the life sciences.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2015 07:20 pm
I think he was a Mafioso. Wasn't his creature a "made man?"
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2015 08:18 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
bobsal u1553115 wrote:

I think he was a Mafioso. Wasn't his creature a "made man?"

That was just plain ... bad. Neutral
http://able2know.org/topic/84440-1
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2015 08:23 pm
@tsarstepan,
Thanks, it took a while to craft it in the lab.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2015 08:24 pm
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

Apparently in the description within Shelley's book, he's been described variously as a scientist with a keen interest in chemistry and the life sciences.

Thanks Ragman.

Same question for the following fictional scientists:
Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth from, PhD from Futurama (1999)
Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) from Back to the Future (1985)
Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory (1996)
Dr. Krieger (Lucky Yates) from Archer (2009)
Dr. Julius Kelp (Jerry Lewis) from The Nutty Professor (1963): chemistry?
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076363475

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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2015 08:29 pm
Victor Frankenstein was a baron--a member of the nobility. That means he had no profession, and no need to profess anything.

He claimed to be a surgeon . . . a rather brilliant surgeon . . .

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2015 04:14 am
natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, in the most comprehensive sense of the term, became nearly my sole occupation.

Beginning of chapter 4.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2015 07:06 am
Different info in this article about Dr. F. background and prof pursuits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Frankenstein

"As stated in the novel, Frankenstein's family is one of the most distinguished of the Genevese (now known as Geneva, Switzerland) republic and his ancestors were counselors and syndics (agent of a university or corporation or court official). "
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2015 05:52 pm
THE best Frankenstein line ever . . .

Volosya
 
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Reply Sat 14 Mar, 2015 06:35 am
@Setanta,
Have you read the original poem abou Frankenstein?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 14 Mar, 2015 06:45 am
@Volosya,
Googling "Frankenstein poem" brings up Edward Field born 1924. Mary Shelley's novel was published in 1818, so that makes it the original, unless of course you know of a poem that predates Shelley's work.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 14 Mar, 2015 09:58 am
@izzythepush,
was Johan Dippel the model for Dr Frnkentein? Rdu Florescu doubted that the stories about this alchemist /theologian may hve been fluffed up.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 14 Mar, 2015 10:44 am
@farmerman,
He may well have been, there are definite similarities. I just know the story about them all at Lake Geneva being challenged to write a horror story and that Polidori's The Vampyre was the only other one that got finished.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 14 Mar, 2015 04:08 pm
@farmerman,
Thanks for that, I've just read his Wikipedia page. He's one of those historical characters who will always inspire and influence future writers, like John Dee. Thanks for bringing him to my attention.
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