Monday, August 25, 2008

Buried With Light

"I was like the Arabian who had been buried with the dead and found a passage to life, aided only by one glimmering and seemingly ineffectual light” (39).

This is a reference to the “Fourth Voyage of Sinbad” in The Arabian Nights. Sinbad, the main character, is placed in the tomb with his dead wife, but he sees a light and follows it to the entrance of the cave. This symbolizes the guidance that Frankenstein receives when trying to learn the secrets of life. He feels that he is led to the answers, as Sinbad is lead to the entrance of the cave.

1 comment:

  1. I'm continually impressed by these allusions and your ability to piece them together