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FRANKENSTEIN (the modern prometheus)
The novel is infact called "the modern prometheus", that's because frankenstein, just like prometheus who tried to steal the fire of Zeus and creating life, was punished by flying too close to the sun, trying to be a god.
The relation between the creator and the creature, infact one is the opposite of the other, but both complete each other.
It can be found in the way that the society treats the creature who was born with no harm, treated with hate only because of how he looked.
In an unspecified time in the 18th century, Captain Robert Walton writes letters to his sister in which he tells her about his journey in the north pole.
In his mission, Walton finds Victor Frankenstein, who was a scientist obsessed with the idea of creating life on his own.
HERE'S WHERE THE PLOT BEGINS
Frankenstein, by taking pieces of dead corpses, he infact gives life to a monster, making his dream of creation come true.
But the monster rebels to the scientist running away from the lab. Victor understands that the creature has a good heart, but became violent because of how the common people treated him.
So the creature, tormented by prejudice and hate, demands to Frankenstein to give life to a female creature just like him. But Victor refuses, because of the conseguence that he could create a race of monsters. At this point, the creature seeks revenge.
The creature then kills Victor's best friend and also his wife Elizabeth. In the end, Victor wants to find the creature, starting a long journey that brings him to the north pole, where he dies.
Captain Robert Walton
Captain of the boat which picked up Frankenstein, brother of Mrs. Margaret Saville and writer of letters addressed to her.
Main protagonist of the story and mostly narrator of it, he's the scientist obsessed by creation, who gives life to a monster.
The creature born by the genius of Frankenstein, made of body parts taken by other dead corpses.
Wife of the scientist, killed by the monster.
Victor's best friend, also killed by the creature.
The novel is from the 1818 and was written by English author Mary Shelley,
Though Frankenstein is characterised by elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement, it can be considered the first science fiction story.