Is Victor Frankenstein A Romantic Hero

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In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, she uses “The Modern Prometheus” as her subtitle and with sufficient evidence, she was correct in doing so. Furthermore, through comparing Victor Frankenstein and Prometheus, the reader can visualize Frankenstein as a romantic hero. From the tale of Prometheus, Shelley uses a sense of repercussion resulting from seeking knowledge and enlightenment. The story about Frankenstein begins with Victor Frankenstein being found on a piece of ice by Captain Robert Walton. The story is told through Walton’s letters to his sister describing the life of Victor Frankenstein. After his childhood in Geneva, during his college years, Victor was obsessed with finding knowledge in his studies in Natural Philosophy, Chemistry,

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