Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein And The Modern Prometheus

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, also known as The Modern Prometheus, is a gothic science fiction novel set in the eighteenth century. Though the story starts off with letters narrated by Robert Walton, who hopes to find a new passage from Russia to the Pacific Ocean, the main protagonist in the story is Victor Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein was a swiss boy, born in Geneva, who grew up with a passion to find the “secret of life.” After attended the university at Ingolstadt and learning everything his professors could teach him, he sets out to create life for himself. "What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?" (8). Frankenstein, determined to succeed, soon creates a hideous monster and brings it to life. This monster soon sets out and kills many of those close to Frankenstein, including William his youngest brother, Henry Carvel his best friend, and Elizabeth his wife. This story of passion and the pursuit of knowledge exemplifies how with determination, passion can drive us to find the truth, but with the truth Frankenstein and Walton seek, comes the danger of knowledge. Victor Frankenstein created his creature with passion, the strong emotion to discover the mysteries of life. His drive was clouded by curiosity and desire for the unknown. Frankensteins passion lead him to create the creature he so longed to have, but he was not taking into account the repercussions of his actions. He was overflown with the victory and success that he would encounter,
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