Lightning and Electricity

Title

Lightning and Electricity

Subject

Lightning and electricity as the life force that brought the monster in Frankenstein alive.

Description

Lightning and electricity are the source of energy that allows for the creation of the monster in the novel Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus written by Mary Shelley. Without this natural resource provided by the earth, the creation of the monster would not have been possible. Also, without this action, the entire plot of the story would have been drastically different and the novel would have not become the significant influence on Science Fiction that it is.

Creator

Mary Shelley

Source

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

Publisher

Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and Jones

Date

January 1, 1818
October 22, 2018

Contributor

Jayme Knauer

Rights

The novel is in public domain, however, specific versions of the Frankenstein monster are not, with corporations such as Universal Pictures having domain.

Relation

Mary Shelley

Format

Novel, .jpeg file, electricity comes from the earth which is a natural resource, electricity related to Galvanism.

Language

English

Type

Speculative Fiction

Identifier

Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, monster, science fiction, lab, Frankenstein’s creature, lightning, electricity, Galvanism

Coverage

Galvanism, life after death, consequences of science and technology, Science Fiction, God, Satan, Fallen Angel, science lab

Files

lightning.jpg

Citation

Mary Shelley, “Lightning and Electricity,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed June 17, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/374.