A spell to restore the dead to life
Jonathan Strange also used a spell to return several dead Neapolitan soldiers to a form of life while serving as the Duke of Wellington's magician; however, this was clearly not the same spell used by Norrell. In Strange's spell, the soldiers were not returned to the fullness of life, but were merely walking corpses.
Synchronicity. A term coined and described by the great Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. Considering the fact that JS&MN takes place from 1808 onwards, the synchronicity of the matter is obvious in Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, and in the discoveries Luigi Galvani.
|Frog legs started moving independently from their severed heads from 1780 onwards. Summoning the dead suddenly seemed coming up next!|
A lot has been written about the novel featuring the young student of science Victor Frankenstein, who created a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Mary Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty in 1818. Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim where, two centuries before, an alchemist (practical magician!) was engaged in experiments. The topic of galvanism was a recurrent theme of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley.
|Now doesn't this contemporary carricature ring any bells (pun intended)?|