Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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Giving life to an inanimate or deceased body may sound like an old witch tale or plain nonsense. Through Victor Frankenstein’s struggle to create a “monster,” he revealed something deeper and through curiosity he pushed the limits too far to come back. Some limits are set for a reason, but still the temptation to take one more step remains. Mary Shelley gives the reader an inside look to pertinent and sublime human nature in the novel Frankenstein. Pages of this novel seem to overlap others throughout literatures history. One of the biggest and boldest allusions of this book is not even on a page of the book. The title of the novel is, Frankenstein, but the subtitle is Modern Prometheus. Greek God, Prometheus, has been said to have been the creator of the human race. While helping the humans to develop and learn, Prometheus taught the humans how to use a power that belonged strictly to the Gods. Fire was the power taught to the humans and with this teaching came a price for Prometheus to pay. Another Greek God by the name of Zeus did not approve of the creation of the human race or of the distribution of a Godly power. Zeus then tied Prometheus to a boulder and everyday an eagle would come and eat his liver while at night his liver would grow back. Prometheus had to pay for his creation for all eternity, it pecked and ate away at his innerself. The ultimate sacrifice may not have been death in Prometheus’s case but, it was his last sacrifice. Prometheus pushed his bounds
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