Jenna Fox And Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel full of ideas that are ahead of her time. In 1818, Shelley published her novel Frankenstein, and her work opened up endless possibilities in the field of both literature and medicine. In contrast, The Adoration of Jenna Fox asked the question that if we took current technology such as 3D-printing and project it into the near future in the medical field, what will it look like when everyone has a “replaceable 3D-printed” limb? Pearson’s novel acts more like a cautionary tells for the present generation than a futuristic novel with pack full of imaginary ideas. Although Pearson and Shelley’s work are separated by more than a century, by using an analytical viewpoint to examine these two novels, readers can…show more content…
The story starts when Zeus sending Prometheus down on Earth to create human. Day by day, Prometheus grows affection with the human race, and he sympathies that Zeus wants the human race have little to no power. Later, Prometheus decided to steal fire from Zeus for mankind, and his action enrages Zeus. Afterwards, Zeus chains Prometheus to a rock and makes him suffer from an eagle eating his liver for eternity. Zeus is consider the mightiest God in Olympics. He is the governor of both mortal and immortal world. Prometheus is a Titan who violates Zeus’ will, and fire is the sacred object that belongs to the Gods. Lastly, humans are just simply a creation of Prometheus. If readers interpret closely, they can clearly see the correlation between Prometheus myth, Frankenstein, and The Adoration of Jenna Fox. In Frankenstein, mother nature is parallel to Zeus because it has the most power compare to human, and Victor Frankenstein is Prometheus that violates mother nature’s will to create life from death. In chapter five, Victor “infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at [his] feet” (Shelley 55). In this sentence, the “spark” is a metaphor of fire, and Victor uses the spark to create life just as Prometheus steals fire to assist human race. Lastly, Victor suffered psychologically by watching his friends and family die one by one, and these catastrophic events happened…show more content…
After some investigating within the text, one can really understand the correlation between the two stories. Similar to Frankenstein and Prometheus myth, there is a superior governmental association in Pearson’s novel, the FSEB. FSEB regulates artificial organs by developing a system called “point values” and according to Pearson, “everyone gets a lifetime maximum of one hundred points, [and] it doesn’t matter how rich or important [one is]” (95). It is safe to make an assumption that FSEB is the mother nature in Frankenstein and Zeus in Prometheus myth. The correlation cannot be drawn without a character that act similarly as Prometheus. Matthew Fox is the inventor of Bio Gel, and he is also the first one to break FSEB 's guidelines for illegally creating artificial brain. Matthew uses Bio Gel to “create” a new Jenna Fox, and his action can draw links between Prometheus stealing fire and Victor using sparks that ultimately breaks the law. However, there is a distinct difference in Pearson’s story compare to other two. In The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Pearson did not mention that Matthew suffers from any physical or psychological torture like Prometheus and Victor did. Instead, Matthew is a plot filling character compare to other two stories. Another distinction between the three stories is that each stories uses different method as their main narrator. Prometheus myth uses a third
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