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Grave Robbery, Real and Fictional Accounts

Summary: Discusses the the character of Victor Frankenstien from Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Focuses on the grave robbing element of the novel. Discusses the actual practice of grave robbing in the 1800s and compares fact with Shelley's fiction.
In the 1800s, did people rob graves for the same reasons Victor Frankenstein did in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein""

Victor Frankenstein grew up in a perfectly loving and gentle Swiss family with an especially close tie to his adopted cousin, Elizabeth, and his dear friend Henry Clerval. As a young boy, Frankenstein became obsessed with studying outdated theories about what gives humans their life spark. He became so obsessed; he developed his own theories of giving life by galvanization. When attending college at Ingolstad he put his theories to the test, and he created a human like creature from a conglomeration of scavenged human body parts. To get these body parts he had to go to churchyards in the cover of night, and rob graves of their occupants. He used these body parts to learn how the human body functioned, which he needed to know...

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