The same attribute can be found in Rubens as well, who has seen many works of Michelangelo. Thus Saturn and his son are shown with distinct details and are archetypes for Greek and Roman mythological figures. Saturn is holding a sickle, which shows him as the deity of harvest. However, Rubens cleverly uses the long handle of the sickle and makes it appear as a scythe, which is the weapon of the Grim Reaper. An indication that Saturn has turned into death for his children and his face shows no mercy at all.
The iron race was the gods 5th and worst version made yet. Full of wickedness, each generation worsens until Zeus wipes it out. The best creatures of the Golden Age did grow wicked. Zeus,raging at Prometheus for giving humans fire and helping them to cheat the gods with their sacrifices, decided to punish humans. He created Pandora, the first girl who, brings pain upon humanity with her curiosity.
The ancient mariner pays “penance” for his “cruel” killing of the Albatross by spending an eternity in transience, preaching love for all of God’s creatures (lines 401-409, lines 615-618). Likewise, Prometheus suffers for years as punishment for his disobedience in providing man with fire against Zeus’ will. Although Victor is guilty of creating and subsequently abandoning the monster, rather than of coddling or unjustly killing it, he too must pay for his actions. In the Prometheus myth, as well as in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, transgressors are punished by all-powerful gods. Frankenstein is different because Victor is threatened by his own creation rather than by a higher being.
However, upon realizing had created an abomination as he finished, he flees, “…now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Shelley 35). After a long and grueling process, Frankenstein regarded the creature as horrid, malicious, heartless, inhuman, and uncouth – simply, a monster. He wanted to create life so bad that it became an obsession for him as he would go to any extreme to reach his goal. Furthering such a point could be the poignant example of the fallen angel, who had decided that he wanted to be more than a ‘special angel’ – he wanted to be God. As a result, Victor had succeeded in creating a baby in a man’s body, while leaving it to fend for itself without recognizing
Think you that the groans of Clerval were music to my ears? My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy, and when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred, it did not endure the violence of the change without torture such as you cannot even imagine." (Shelley 195) This quote reveals that Frankenstein’s monster was not only regretful of his murders but was not only representative of humanity in Prometheus but suffered Promethean pain his whole life even though the course of his life was more often than not out of his own control. He simply became what he was treated as, a monster. Then the creation when he was confronted by Walton after killing Victor he pours his heart out and shows his true feelings for his creator bye saying "Farewell!
of Jupiter in Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound: in both the defiant spirits are so expressive. In addition, kinds of punishment that might have been inflicted on both figures were similar (Aman 44-7). Ted Hughes’s Prometheus on His Crag A twenty-one poem sequence, Prometheus on His Crag records speculations of a revolutionary spirit that is reshaped by the same thing it shapes: creative revolution. Tied to his crag, Prometheus feels his plight. “Chained to his crag for stealing fire and giving it (and therefore life) to humans, Prometheus is visited each day by a vulture that eats his liver…Prometheus tries to understand the paradox of his predicament” (Gifford 44).
The word “monstrous” can be confused with the definition of “monster” as something inhuman, something or someone who has lacks of remorse or caring for things that a normal human being should care for. In literature, the word monster is used to refer to men/women who have done horrible mistakes like murder or those who have no regard for life and nature. Victor Frankenstein is the real monster of the story because he condemned everyone around him to dead because the isolation that he provoked by cutting everyone of his life caused him psychological damage. Through Frankenstein, Mary Shelley attempts to show the idea of how it is unnecessary to be a creature in order to be a monster. We could be human but we still act like monsters.
“You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been”. –Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein, written by the English author Mary Shelley, was a gothic, horror fiction, soft science fiction novel, published in London on 1818. The pursuit of knowledge is at the heart of Frankenstein, as Victor attempts to surge beyond accepted human limits and access to the secret of life. Frankenstein has several characters, some of them are very important for the developing of the story.
Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?” (Shelley 85). Through this quote, we see how the monster is so overcome by depression and hatred that he curses his own creator. He feels lost and that he has no one in this world to accept him for who he is. These thoughts in his mind changed when he observed his cottage neighbors. After some time, he became hopeful that if he became familiar with how they his neighbors live, act, and speak, then he will be treated well and they would accept him.
To punish Orion for boasting, Hera sends a scorpion to kill Orion. When Zeus discovers what Hera has done, he places Orion in the sky as a consolation, feeling sorry for the poor man, and probably wanting to upset Hera. In another common version, Orion is blinded from raping Merope, a granddaughter of the god, Dionysis. In order to recover his sight, the hunter has to travel to the East to capture the Sun's