Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

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One of the greatest pieces of literature during the Romantic Period is the novel, Frankenstein. This intelligent work of art was written by Mary Shelley. Shelley was born in London on August 30th, 1797 and died on February 1, 1851. People from all around the world have heard about the monster created by the one and only Victor Frankenstein; also known as the world’s maddest scientist that has ever lived in the fictional world. As many people do not know, Mary Shelley subtitled her book “Or, The Modern Prometheus?” This gothic novel is similar to that of the story about the Greek god Prometheus. Readers are given reasons to assume that her story might have something to do with the Greek myth about the titan named Prometheus. Victor Frankenstein uses all his knowledge to create a human life. He followed ancient practices of science and accomplished something that no other human has done before; which was bringing another life into the world by science. When Frankenstein did this he went against human nature and God, even though that was not his intentions. His act of playing God caused him to suffer for the rest of his life. Frankenstein and his family suffered from Frankenstein’s creation. His brother, William was the first one to die. Frankenstein’s family, best friend, and love of his life, Elizabeth, also died because of the monster later on in the story. In the myth of the Greek titan, Prometheus, they were the first major gods after the creation of life by the
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