In Frankenstein, the novel by Mary Shelley, a young man becomes enraptured with the natural sciences. One thing in particular calls his attention: life, what is it, and where does it go when we die?
Before we even get down to the gruesome way that turned out, Frankenstein the scientist sets out a warning. He insists that he won’t share his secret lest it lead the reader down a similar path of destruction to the one that he journeyed.
Apparently, however, not everyone got the memo. That said, you can’t blame people for wanting to raise the dead – regaining lost loved ones, great men and women and those “gone too soon.”