Victor is the Modern Prometheus

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 …

Victor Frankenstein

The book opens with a scene of a ship in the Arctic Ocean. The ship is stuck in the ice and unable to move. Robert Walton, the ship’s captain, is writing letters to his sister back home. The letters tell …

The story, Frankenstein

In the story, Frankenstein, Victor (who is the main character) experiences many tragedies resulting from the creation of his “Monster”. One of which – the leading cause, eventually pushing him to hunt down his creation – is the guilt for …