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One of the first *modern* monsters, a creation of the Enlightenment and scientific progress, the progenitor of science fiction. The learned figure giving life to a man-made being of colossal strength and durability is not new-the Golem legend goes way back--but the Golem's terror is that it does what it is told to by fallible figures. (This foreshadows programming gone amok, but that's more Ada Lovelace than Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.) The Monster is terrible because it does what it wants, and to an extent what it feels it *ought.* The created undying genius, the outraged superior being. Th