Most People Aren’t Psychopaths

Lessons Learned from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Frankenstein is so familiar and visible in popular culture that for many years I didn’t feel much need to read it. Learning a bit about Mary Shelley’s life a few months ago piqued my interest and a beach vacation (where my primary purpose was to swim, read, repeat) gave me the perfect opportunity.

As everyone on our vacation soon learned (whether they wanted to hear it or not), I was absolutely captivated by the story. Beyond all the misrepresentations of the story in…