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  • This week I was finally presented to Frankenstein.

    I know the Monster of the Literature wished my whole love and dedication but the case is that I had to catch up with all contents that this reading would require in too little time, and I wouldn’t learn all the elements I had to develop arguments if I read it all in English. The time spent in such a task would make a short essay to become a frankenessay, for my hurry to complete the work. Sewing my essay’s limbs and tissues with attempts of pure English readings could have made the Monster witless, but I couldn’t worry of helping Victor Frankenstein to soften his situation this way. Thus, my Frankenstein had to come to me much less dressed under écharpes of the prolixities of English language and had to adapt itself to the tropical way, “hablando español”.

    We spent lots of nights together, but frankly all that crying in Spanish for his tragedy made me cry my last crocodile tears. “Vi cómo se marchitaba y acababa por perderse la belleza;
    cómo la corrupción de la muerte reemplazaba la mejilla encendida; cómo los prodigios del ojo y del cerebroeran la herencia del gusano “ and all of this “me aburrió mucho”.

    Oh God!, the story was dismal as a music by Brujeria with lyrics about Pablo Escobar. His menaces were “amenazas”, as open-mouthed as an angry Spanish villain can dramatize a speech! But when the monster started to cry for love and pleaded for a partner to Victor Frankenstein, his creator, it was like me watching the famous Mexican soap “María la del Barrio” with Thalía . “¿Por qué no te callas?”, El-Rey Juan Carlos de España shouted to Hugo Chávez for much less!!

    The compsumation of my burden is yet to come. Frankenstein is the theme book for this week’s essay for everyone in Coursera Sci-Fi classes, and now I must evaluate some peers. What I notice is that my peers discussion rounds by the psychoterapy of the Monster! “Oh, if Frankenstein didn’t leave his creature, his own son behind, the world would be a better place”, among suppositions of homoerotic relationship between Frankenstein and his creature. Well, it’s not wrong to suppose, but is that all people think about - Adam, Eve and “Snack the Apple”?

    Correcting writings (in Portuguese, though) was my work for a long time and gave me moments of the purest enlightenment. Then and now again I remember a forever-pearl I received to describe what people can read in stories. It fits now as an electric whip embeds a poor body in its lashing:

    “I was an empty person, full of disaffections. Nowadays I fight for the lives of the most repugnant animals”.

    ii Hahahayyy!! ii Yo he leído de todo!!

    (Art by Vic Prezio at The Good, The Bad, and Godzilla - blog by August Ragone)
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