Posted on September 17, by tholterhaus In Volume II, Frankenstein sees just exactly what the monster has done to aggravate humans and cause destruction to many villages. He knows from the murder of his brother and the execution of Justine the problems that his creation has caused and how much pain he is in from suffering these losses. Knowing this makes his decision of whether or not he should make his monster a companion or not that much more difficult.
The Promethean theme The Promethean theme is mentioned in the second part of the title Mary Shelley has chosen for her story: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus Both parts of the title of Shelley's book refer to the main character of the story, they refer to the scientist Victor Frankenstein and not to his creature.
While the first part of the title mentions that the book could be taken as a biography of the fictive man called Victor Frankenstein, the second part of the title brings up a question of interpretation.
To be able to understand the Promethean theme in Shelley's book, it is very important to know the classic story of Prometheus: Prometheus, one of the Titans, was Iapetos' son and Uranus' grandchild. He wanted to create a being which was able to absorb spirit, and Prometheus took clay and water and shaped human beings according to the image of the gods.
Athene gave his creatures divine breath and shortly after the creation a great number of men lived in the world. Now Zeus and his fellows became aware of them and wanted to be adored by the human beings.
The gods promised to take care of the human beings if they adore the gods and said what exactly they had to do in order to be protected. Prometheus went to Zeus as a lawyer of humanity to see to it that the conditions would not be too hard.
But he tricked Zeus. For that Zeus punished the human beings with misery and illness and refused them the essential fire.
When he heard that Prometheus stole a piece of the sun and brought the fire to his creatures. As a result Zeus got very angry and had Prometheus tied up to a rock of the Kaukasus. Frankenstein as Prometheus If you compare Victor Frankenstein to Prometheus, you will see that there are some common elements between him and the Titan.
Like him Frankenstein goes too far and does not accept his own limits. Frankenstein has a little bit of the "creative fire of heaven" and learns to give life to a selfmade body. He tries to be something like God, like a big creator and creates his own man.
His dream is to shape a whole species which would bless him, a species of wonderful and happy natures: But with the fulfillment of his dream Victor Frankenstein breaks through the limits of society and falls in deep isolation.
As Prometheus, who was, after being tied up to his rock, alone with the sea and the weather, Frankenstein feels left out by society. Even if he makes this isolation himself nobody knows anything about his creationhe cannot run away from it.
From this point of view Frankenstein has a lot in common with the classic Prometheus:vengeful spirit of wrath is released in the creature and he decides to seek-out Victor, as he is the only human who owes him anything.
On his journey to find Victor he comes across a small girl who was drowning in the river "I rushed from my hiding place, and, with.
Mar 25, · He was sure that the creature had killed William, but was scared to speak up for Justine in fear of revealing his secret. He felt the guilt for everything that was happening. He felt the guilt for everything that was happening.
In Victor's first true encounter with the monster, in Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor feels no love for his "son". Instead of embracing his creation, Victor rebukes the creature.
“Abhorred. The original novel tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, so recklessly obsessed by the desire to create an ideal human. While he does create a being superior in size, form, speed, and resilience, the creature is so hideous in appearance that no sooner does he open his yellow eyes than Victor runs and hides.
Yes, Frankenstein does complete his monster, but he leaves the creature out to die since he was not an angel like he thought he would be!
So, Frankenstein's monster goes after Frankenstein, his creator, and tries to kill him.
Why does the creature say that Victor owes him? What is the basis for this claim? What is “gothic” about Victor’s encounter with the creature?
What does the creature say made him a “fiend”? What is Romantic about this? Chapters 1. What is Victors final decision regarding the second creation?