12-14-2006 12:57 PM
I've used geophysical several times to delineate or more accurately describe the physical forces and processes that Shelley describes in Frankenstein- the forces that create mountains, erode shores, etc. So, "geophysical" then, apart from it's dictionary definition, is that which can be sensed, or seen and heard, possibly forming words themselves. The distinction is important to understand Shelley's theme: words are not only created by my own mind, but created externally, by Nature herself. In other words, some words imitate the sounds of Nature.
I started Moby, it's good. I had read a little of this in fifth grade, let's see if my original impression was accurate, if I can only remember what that was.....
12-17-2006 02:25 PM
... all languages might be converging to mathematics, but also remember that our lingual evolution might not stop there. The languages would possibly merge to become the actual physical and geophysical forces themselves, through economics, which uses mathematics.
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01-03-2007 09:39 AM
I feel like the remoteness of the polar location in which the final chapters take place is symbolic for the way that Victor feels after he has lost all his friends and family. He feels alone, there is no one in this final place and he is cold to all society, the landscape is covered in snow meaning that it is cold there.
Thanks for coming into this conversation. Just to let you know, the Frankenstein conversation was a November conversation and has now just about wound down. The two book clubs that are getting underway for January are Kafka and The Jungle. I hope you can jump into either of those.
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