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Destructive Creation in Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

Destructive Creation in Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

St Albans Cathedral will be hosting a talk on “Destructive Creation in ‘Frankenstein'”, which may be of interest to secondary school pupils, particularly if they are currently studying the Mary Shelley novel. See below for information about this event.

Destructive Creation in Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

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

Time: 7.30-9.00pm

Venue: Diocesan Board Room, Holywell Lodge

Price: £10 (for a 50% student discount code, please email studycentre@stalbanscathedral.org or get in touch with them on twitter @StACSC)

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