Victor Frankenstein And Modern Prometheus Analysis

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Marry Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ or ‘The Modern Prometheus’, largely resembles the Greek myth, where the subject makes severe mistakes, attempting to play god, as he disregards the ethics of humanity, as well as his own moral. Victor Frankenstein, who is the ‘Modern Prometheus’ in Mary Shelley’s novel, attempt to do the impossible – create life! While the Greek Prometheus (a titan), commits three sins against Zeus, one of them being the giving of fire to humans. Both are in their own way absurd, however in both cases, they succeed. However both are subjected to either pain or suffering, whether it is physical or mental, after realizing what they have done. Victor Frankenstein’s insatiable scientific drive surpasses the limit, as he creates life and later comes face to face with it; by doing so he comes face to face with his moral code and his judgment of right and wrong, while Prometheus is punished by Zeus in three different manners, one of which is having his liver eaten by birds everyday, while strapped to a rock. They are similar as they both got punished for initially trying to help humanity. The two main characters of ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Legend of Prometheus’ are in many…show more content…
Both Victor and Prometheus are stubborn and are prepared to follow through with their ideologies and ideas to achieve their goals. In both cases the goal is to create life. Frankenstein said "I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet"
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