Forbidden Or Unethical? Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

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Trae Gonzales
Kimberly Joyner
Honors English IV
16 December 2015
Forbidden or Unethical? Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein may be a warning and caution to some that delving into forbidden subjects could potentially be catastrophic. Victor Frankenstein created a horrible creation and explored the unknown where no man should go and it affected his life until the end. Exploring a subject that presents itself as unethical just as Victor did, ends with dissatisfaction, obsession, and a feeling of regret that lingers forever.
The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley that will always be studied by high schools nationwide because it teaches many important lessons. Frankenstein will also be known as the modern prometheus. She uses the novel to explain the consequences when you seek enlightenment and power. The story of the modern prometheus, a tale about a man who looted lightning from the gods and his punishment was to be chained to a rock and to have his liver eaten by a crow. The Next day his liver grows back but the crow returns to eat it once again. This punishment repeats everyday. Mary Shelley had a inspiration from this tale and based her novel Frankenstein around it. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein has a close relation to the modern prometheus due to his addiction to lightning. Victor Frankenstein seemed to be highly fascinated by the power of lightning and the destruction it caused when it struck objects. Frankenstein 's ruthless dream of giving

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