Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheu" Analytical Essay by CalDR

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheu"
This paper discusses Mary Shelley's use of the Greek legend of Prometheus, the god that defied Zeus and brought fire to humans, in her book "Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus".
# 28003 | 1,120 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 20, 2003 in Literature (English) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses that Mary Shelley's reading of Prometheus in "Frankenstein" is most accurate to the true meaning of the legend and constitutes a critique of the excessive individualism championed by the Romantic Movement.The author points out that the subtitle of "The Modern Prometheus" refers to the character, Victor Frankenstein. The author believes that, in the character of Victor Frankenstein and in the very act of his creation, Mary Shelley joins together two seemingly opposite aspects of human study and science and poetry, reason and imagination.

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