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Gregory Conley Mrs Smith 27 May 2004 English Literature Frankensteins Paradise Paradise has been lost Frank Henenlotters 1990 film a campy retooling of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein by the name of Frankenhooker Wolf 344 tells the tale of a mad scientist who in order to bring his wife back to life decapitates dismembers and reassembles 42nd street hookers into the form of what he believes to be perfect woman Frankenhooker When his reanimated creature turns out to be much too contumacious to handle he rapidly begins to lose his formerly steadfast grip on life Unable to exculpate himself he utters the aforementioned phrase Those who have not had the opportunity to indulge themselves in the source material for Frankenstein most likely let the speaking of those four words pass without a second thought to what Henenlotter is paying an homage to It is however very obvious to the knowledgeable few just how much meaning the quote holds In the 1660s a well-known poet by the name of John Milton came to the decision of how his name would hold merit for years to come Milton wanted to do for the English epic what Homer Virgil and Dante had done for Greek Latin and Italian versions respectively Paradise Lost With that in mind John Milton wrote Paradise Lost basing it off of the Genesis account of creation and fall Burris When it comes to Shelleys Frankenstein Miltons pre-Romanticism poetic work Lynch that used things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhyme Milton I 16 holds much merit when deciphering the true knowledge within Shelleys timeless classic For it is the intricate but at the same time very parallel characters in both works that make the lessons that they teach all that more significant The idea of a noble savage has been popular in literature for hundreds of years This is especially true in the case of Romanticism the era in which Mary Shelley took to the task
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