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Frankenstein (BOOK CLUB #02)

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Frankenstein (BOOK CLUB #02)

The classic novel by Mary Shelley
Listen to Autistic podcast hosts discuss: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Autistic Book Club | Matt and Angela discuss how the classic novel relates to Autistic culture.
M: The creature wants to find his place in the world…And, just wants to find someone like him. And, that’s been a story of my life.

In this second episode of Matt and Angela’s book club podcast, Matt shares his all-time favorite book: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

In the book, Frankenstein is the name of the doctor/scientist who creates the monster, not the monster himself. The monster is philosophical and eloquent—not a grunting brute.

The podcast hosts discuss how some of the monster's experiences relate to Autistic culture, like how he seeks out data acquisition and is self-taught in a variety of disciplines through reading and observation.

They also discuss his experiences of ostracization and abandonment. He hides near a family and, out of compassion, secretly helps them in meaningful ways, but they still reject him when they see who he really is—an experience shared by many Autistics who unmask.

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