Lustful Curiosity

"Curiosity is the lust of the mind" -- Hobbes


Are we curious because it is inherent, or are we curious because we are tempted? Many historical texts tell us stories of various characters and their journeys towards knowledge. They all have a common thread, that of curiosity. Mary Shelley has drawn her inspiration from many of these works to tell her own tale if curiosity and its lustful and passionate nature. It is a tale of the consequences of such passions. Such consequences that just may be leading to the downfall of mankind.  




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