Saturday, September 05, 2009

Frankenstein - What is freedom?

I'm nearly at the end of Frankenstein and figured I'd share another brief quote that caught my attention. Full review coming soon (next week?)

What do you think about this view of freedom?

I should be a free man. Alas! what freedom? such as the peasant enjoys when his family have been massacred before his eyes, his cottage burnt, his lands laid waste, and he is turned adrift, homeless, penniless, and alone, but free.
-- Middle of Chapter 22

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