Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sometimes I Want To See The Whole Stupid World Burn When I Read Something This Stupid

What am I missing here?
The Sun seems to have taken Professor Groom’s quotes from that article, but left out the more nuanced bits. “There’s been a gradual shift,” he told The Times. “Obviously one doesn’t want to be too simplistic, but it is shown by the shift in critical terminology: for years Victor Frankenstein’s creation was known as the Monster, then critics seemed to identify him as a victim and called him the Creature. That fits more with students’ sensibilities today.”

No, one wouldn’t want to be simplistic, would one? Like suggesting that there’s something laughable and overly fragile in understanding the central theme of Frankenstein and sympathizing with a creature at war with his own humanity and conflicting monstrosity, abandoned by his creator and shunned by society, all in a world he was brought into as an experiment without his consent. Yes, clearly, kids today are just hopeless.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Ignorance is never a scarce commodity in today's world.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I should have bought stock all those years ago. I would have so much money now that I could slap the help without fear of punishment.

DrGoat said...

Love them Classics Illustrated. Had a whole mess of them growing up.
And yes, we are way overstocked with ignorance down here.