ExhibitionBoundary Crossing / 1931: Blasted Hopes
In both the subtitle of her novel and through Frankenstein’s dying words, Mary Shelley suggests that the scientist’s misfortune did not arise from his Promethean ambition of creating life but from the mistreatment of his creation. Frankenstein’s failure to assume responsibility for the miserable wretch he fathered in his workshop is his real tragedy.
Johann Henrich Jung-Stilling
Artist: G. Schmidt
Courtesy National Library of Medicine