Frankenstein in Baghdad Q9: Allegory
"I have a number of assistants who live with me. They have banded together around me over the past three months. The most important one is an old man called the Magician."
Is there any particular symbology you can see in the book that suggests something deeper than the story? What do you make of Whatsitsname's assistants, the Magician, the Sophist, the Enemy, and the Three Madmen? What about the presence of Saint George?