THE QUESTION OF WHICH VERSION OF FRANKENSTEIN ONE SEES AS THE better novel, the or the edition, depends to a great extent on whether. This is the Revised Edition of FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS, a novel written by the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. English: Victor Frankenstein becoming disgusted at his creation. Illustration from the frontispiece of the edition. Steel engraving ( x 71mm) to the.


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Victor Frankenstein's name[ edit ] Mary Shelley maintained 1831 frankenstein she derived the name Frankenstein from a dream-vision. Despite her public claims of originality, however, a number of other sources have been suggested as Shelley's actual inspiration.

There is also a castle 1831 frankenstein Frankenstein in Bad SalzungenThuringia, 1831 frankenstein a municipality called Frankenstein in Saxony. It was at this castle that a notorious alchemist, Conrad Dippelhad experimented with human bodies, and Florescu reasons that Mary suppressed mention of her visit in order to maintain her public claim of originality.

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Day supports Florescu's position that Mary Shelley knew of and visited Frankenstein Castle before writing her debut novel.

In addition, Shelley's portrayal of the monster owes much to the character of Satan in Paradise Lost; indeed, the monster says, after reading the epic poem, that he empathizes with 1831 frankenstein role in the story. There are many similarities between Victor and Percy Shelley, Mary's husband.

Victor was a pen name 1831 frankenstein Percy Shelley's, as in the collection of poetry he wrote 1831 frankenstein his sister Elizabeth, Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire.


Percy had a 1831 frankenstein named Elizabeth; 1831 frankenstein had an adopted sister named Elizabeth. On 22 FebruaryMary Shelley gave birth to a baby two months prematurely, and the baby died two weeks later.

Percy did not care about the condition of this premature infant and left with Claire, Mary's stepsister, for a lurid affair. The question of Victor's responsibility to the creature is one of the main themes of the book.

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Modern Prometheus[ edit ] The Modern Prometheus is the novel's subtitle though some modern editions now drop the subtitle, mentioning it only in an introduction. He made a being in the image 1831 frankenstein the gods that could have a spirit breathed into it.

Prometheus, being the creator, took back the fire from Zeus to give to man. When 1831 frankenstein discovered 1831 frankenstein, he sentenced Prometheus to be eternally punished by fixing him to a rock of Caucasuswhere each day an eagle would peck out his liver, only for the liver to regrow the next day because of his immortality as a god.

He was intended to suffer alone for eternity, but eventually Heracles Hercules released him.

Prometheus was also a myth told in Latin, but was a very different story. In this version Prometheus makes man from clay and water, again a very relevant theme to Frankenstein, as Victor rebels against the 1831 frankenstein of nature how life is naturally made and as a result is punished by his creation.

InEdison Studios released the first motion-picture adaptation of Shelley's story. Victor's work by 1831 frankenstein man by new means reflects the same innovative work of the Titan in creating humans.

Some have argued that Mary Shelley saw Prometheus not as a hero but rather as something of a devil, and blamed him for bringing fire to man and thereby seducing the human race to the vice of eating meat fire brought cooking which brought hunting and 1831 frankenstein.

The term "Modern Prometheus" was actually coined by Immanuel Kant 1831 frankenstein reference to Benjamin Franklin and his experiments with electricity.

Mary is likely to have acquired some ideas for 1831 frankenstein character from Humphry Davy 's book Elements of Chemical Philosophy, in which he had written that "science has The monster or Being also quotes a passage of the poem. His name has never appeared as the author of the poem although other poets are cited by name in the novel, 1831 frankenstein that Mary wrote the poem and developed the psychological ideas.

Another potential reason is to conceal his contributions to the novel.