Zeus was the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods. He overthrew his father, Cronus, and then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades, in order to decide who would succeed their father on the throne. Zeus won the draw and became the supreme ruler of the gods, as well as lord of the sky and rain. His weapon was a thunderbolt which he hurled at those who displeased or defied him, especially liars and oath breakers. He was married to Hera but often tested her patience, as he was infamous for his many affairs.
Throughout Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a great comparison is shown between Victor Frankenstein, the main character, and Prometheus, one of Greek mythology’s greatest Gods. Shelley borrows from the tale of Prometheus a consequence resulting from searching for a great source of enlightenment and power. In creating a being and giving it life, Frankenstein seems to take on the remarkable role of God which leads him to thinking that a power that is so heavenly cannot be played with by mankind. During his quest to expand his creative knowledge, abilities, drive, and ambition to know the origin of life, he puts himself in conflict. Frankenstein gambled his way into the godly realm without realizing he committed a sin by creating the monster, and
Prometheus tries to steal fire so that the mankind he created could prosper, learn and discover new things. Prometheus then gets punished by Zeus for his theft, Similar to how Victor Frankenstein spends his time trying to bring old body parts back to life, ultimately creating the monster that he abandons. Shelley’s allusion to Prometheus
(Shelley 26) Witnessing this natural phenomenon sparked Frankenstein’s pursuit in an unknown science. The fire and electricity that once inspired Victor Frankenstein, was the one factor that gave his wretched creation life. When he infused life into his creature he began a dark, treacherous path for his abomination and himself. After Frankenstein realized what he has done, he disowns his brute.
Mary Shelly in Frankenstein described a character Victor who is cursed by his own knowledge. Young Victor fascinated by natural forces, learned chemistry and use his knowledge to generate a new life. Even though Victor succeeded in his pursuit, but the implication of his own knowledge brought curse not only to himself but his family and friends too. Victor created a monster who strangled his younger brother William to death, Justin Martinez an innocent Frankenstein family’s made accused of William’s death. An innocent Justin sacrificed her life because of Victor’s creation, and same for Victor’s best friend Henry and fiancé Elizabeth, they also lost their lives.
Pandora is a character within Hesiod’s version of the Greek creation myth who is responsible for introducing suffering to humanity. Pandora’s opening of a jar containing all of the evils of the world represents a larger pattern of a loss of early perfection in creation myths. Pandora was created by Zeus and several of the other Olympians as a punishment to man for their participation in the theft of fire. Pandora was designed by the gods Athena, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, and Hermes to be wise, capable, and beautiful, but also crafty and wicked. Pandora, as the first human woman, is a device of temptation and is meant to disable man.
Franken-Similarities: A Compare and Contrast of a Creature and a Monster and Who Ending up Being What In the 1818 novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley developed the creature to act as a foil for Victor Frankenstein, highlighting both redeemable and toxic qualities of the failed father figure: obsessed curiosity, ambition for greatness, and unfailing arrogance. Frankenstein’s failings reveal that his real ‘destiny’ was inevitable isolation and utter self destruction. He could have lived a good, long life with his family with all of these qualities at a normal, healthy level, but Frankenstein’s degree of these qualities were way past sustainable—way past endurable. Shelley related him to the creature, because his unsatisfied heart could only be
The humans hunted a buffalo, but the gods stole the meat. So one night he stoles fight from the Olympus and gave it to the humans. Zeus punish him by sending him to the Caucasus and sending everyday an eagle to eat his leaving that regenerates everyday to suffer every single day! Zeus wanted a woman in the Earth and went to heaven where it lives his brother Hades to create a woman that depicted as Athena with clay.
That all the deeds done by the monster in the novel is totally the fight towards beauty and ugliness. This throws light upon the idea it is not always simple to know about goodness and evilness with regard to outer beauty but it’s the beauty of the soul as the victor was projected as a good and loving human being and the monster evil but we can realize throughout the novel that this might be up turned for both victor and the monster Mary Shelley depicted the phenomena of beauty vs. ugliness of the soul very prominently in the novel Frankenstein .