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A term referring to various aspects of Frankenstein
adjective Referring to any enterprise—a ‘Frankenstein’—that circumvents or expands beyond the mechanisms designed to control it
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In general, when I say that the common law may spawn a Frankenstein's monster, all I mean is that some legal doctrine is ill suited to its contemporary needs, either because the doctrine has outlived its usefulness--Holmes's worry (34)--or because a useful doctrine or approach has expanded to domains to which it is ill suited --Cardozo's worry.
Despite the fact that he resembles Frankenstein's monster, Almunia is actually more like Dracula - he doesn't like crosses.
Some of the similarities consist simply in shared physical characteristics: both Frankenstein's monster and the Iron Giant, two artificial beings of "gigantic stature" (56) and "harsh" of voice (107), subsist on a "coarser diet" than mankind (96), and can at first utter only "inarticulate sounds" later refined into human speech (40).
Frankenstein's monster in relation to Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
With a tangle of black wires sprouting from its top, the globe/bomb looks like a cross between Medusa and Frankenstein's monster mid-"birth." It is split at its equator; on the circular, moss-textured surface of the lower half is a map of the Bikini atoll, with a detonation crater pitted in the sky blue water.
For, as both Pinocchio and Frankenstein's monster understood, love is what it takes to become a human, and to be a good neighbor.
[6] The thousands of police officers with flashlights and searchlights who pursue Bigger through an urban gothic landscape of abandoned tenements on the South Side at the end of the second section of Native Son closely resemble the villagers with torches who chase Frankenstein's monster through an expressionist landscape.
Frankenstein's monster (Camron Nelson) and his frizzy-haired bride (Angie DeSt.Jeor) danced a deliberately stiff and awkward love pas de deux upon being restored to life in Frankenstein & Frankenstein.
But should human cloning be feared, as the next Frankenstein's monster of genetic engineering?
They are the founders of Bill and Ted University, where everybody tramps around in a Frankenstein's monster gait, wearing those oversized shoes, and headphones are required equipment for students attempting to do homework.
Mary --, creator of the legendary Frankenstein's monster.
Remember Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the Mummy and other creatures?