• Frankenstein Technology Rhetoric Of Science
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    Frankenstein: Technology In Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, written in the late nineteenth century by Mary Shelley, Shelley proposes that knowledge and its effects can be dangerous to individuals and all of humanity. Frankenstein was one of our first and still is one of our best cautionary tales about scientific research... Shelley's novel is a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today. Learn from me... at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and h...
  • Frankenstein The Modern Prometheus
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    Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus In Marry Shelly's book Frankenstein, she tells the story of a man named Victor Frankenstein. The character of Frankenstein contains traits that parallel Prometheus from Greek mythology. Through his actions and emotions Victor Frankenstein becomes the modern Prometheus by producing ill-fated actions that carry tragic consequences just as Prometheus' did. Prometheus was a figure in Greek mythology who created the conflict between mankind and the God's. Promethe...
  • Frankenstein The Modern Prometheus
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    FRANKENSTEIN, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS? In order to illustrate the main theme of her novel "Frankenstein", Mary Shelly draws strongly on the myth of Prometheus, as the subtitle The Modern Prometheus indicates. Maurice Hindle, in his critical study of the novel, suggests, "the primary theme of Frankenstein is what happens to human sympathies and relationships when men seek obsessively to satisfy their Promethean longings to "conquer the unknown" - supposedly in the service of their fellow-humans." T...
  • Frankenstein 4 Modern Prometheus
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    According to the Greek poet Hesiod, the Titan demi-god Prometheus was responsible for the creation of men. He manufactured them from clay, from the natural earth. When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, she left little doubt that the creator of the monster, Victor Frankenstein, by making a living creature from inaminate parts was a new Prometheus. But her metaphor extends beyond the immediately obvious. In Hesiod s myth, Prometheus had an inflated sense of self importance...
  • The Modern Prometheus Victor Frankenstein
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    Did Mary Shelley initially title her work about Victor Frankenstein and his creation The Modern Prometheus solely because of the glaring similarities between their stories That is a question that is often discussed, but a conclusion rarely arrives. One of the possible reasons for this could be because there are many different interpretations of the Promethean myth, which are mainly based on the ambiguous nature of the story. The parallels between the Promethean myth and Frankenstein are obvious,...
  • Frankenstein The Modern Prometheus
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    Frankenstein or The modern Prometheus I will be looking at answering the question in this essay why the novel Frankenstein is also referred to as the modern Prometheus. It is wise to point out that there are many different ways in towards the myth of Prometheus has been told and how it has changed over the centuries so I will look at the tale I am most familiar with and try and compare to others that I am not so familiar with and then relate it to the story of Frankenstein. There are many main s...