"Prometheus Bound" ( Aeschylus ), "Frankenstein" ( Mary Shelley ) & "Robinson Crusoe" ( Daniel Defoe ) Comparison Essay by The Research Group

"Prometheus Bound" ( Aeschylus ), "Frankenstein" ( Mary Shelley ) & "Robinson Crusoe" ( Daniel Defoe )
Examines works on necessity of limits on human intelligence & power.
# 13639 | 2,025 words | 3 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Comparison) , Drama and Theater (Greek and Roman)


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" In three works that contemplate the question of the necessity of limits on human intelligence, the issue revolves around the notion of humanity exceeding its limits and, thereby, offending or challenging the gods. The question asked by Aeschylus in Prometheus Bound, by Mary Shelley in Frankenstein, and by Daniel Defoe in Robinson Crusoe is whether there is some inherent limit on human ability--a point beyond which humanity should not go. Does human technology, the various products of human intelligence, reach a point at which it is beyond the ability of mere mortals to control it? Though the question was phrased in very different ways, all three authors agreed that there was a limit to human intelligence and that such a limit was a necessity. Why it is a necessity was, however, answered quite differently by the three writers."

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