Frankenstein in Relation to Promethean Traits 10th Grade
Man is a deleterious being, a poison to itself and enervates the very foundation of the world it calls home. Forsaken to bear the weight our sins, we humans cannot veer from this obstinate track, a byproduct of our mulish actions. Mary Shelly captures such a conundrum perfectly with her magnum opus, Frankenstein. This ever relevant novel transpires in an early 1800s Romantic society, a time when Europe was paralleled by science and spiritualism. In it, mad scientist Victor Frankenstein bestows upon himself the power of creation and gives life to a malady of society, a monster. Furor only follows such a ruthful soul, alone to face the roughshod world with innocent eyes. After relentless prejudicial proscription, the creature fixates the anger brewing within towards his God and archenemies. He lays waste upon Victor in a no bars hold barrage of tragedy, reducing the man to a solitude of his own devices. With palpable indication via the subtitle, Shelly pays tribute to the ancient legend of Prometheus, a Greek god who brazenly steals fire from Zeus and is reciprocated in kind. In this right, Victor Frankenstein can be considered “The Modern Prometheus” due to his blatant disregard for consequence, hidebound ambition dictated by...
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