In Frankenstein, Mary
Shelley makes uses of settings,
characterizations, and plots to employ
gothic elements throughout the story.
Shelly uses rain and darkness to create an
air of suspense.
Victor Frankenstein, a man who is fond of
natural sciences, seeks knowledge htat
eventually leads to the creation of a
creature by going against the laws of
nature and natural order.
But surely, traders and financial operators must make something out of it, right? Our mental image of finance does in fact tend to represent an élite of scientists and money experts (going so far as to include quantum physics!), but today’s financial crashes do rather give the impression of a clique of mad scientists playing with other people’s life-and-death stakes. These people appear utterly convinced they know what they are doing, but end up resembling Dr. Frankenstein – their monster turned on its creators (see: the subprime crisis). Today’s financial markets have taken the guise of absurd and unknowable entities – like Sgurz. Finance seems more divination than actual science.