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Frankenstein - Ideologies of Fire as Knowledge and Creation

Summary: Discusses Mary Shelley's gothic novel Frankenstein. Describes how the modern Prometheus explores several ideologies. The ideology of creation is a key theme and is explored in the text through the Greek myth of prometheus, who stole fire from Zeus to give to his creation - man.
Frankenstein is a diverse novel that confronts the reader with many different ideas and themes. Critics have described the text in many different, depending on their reading of the book. These include as a political allegory, an observation of human accountability, feminism, social prejudices and alienation, and even a narrative of the nature of human life itself. Some of these themes may be in part due to the influence of Shelley's parents: Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, both very influential and radical political activists in their time. Around the period of its publication, new science was breaking down the barriers of old and the work and findings of scientists were challenging the steadfast ideas of religion and as such caused much controversy in general society.

Elements of this conflict can be seen in Shelley's novel in the character of Viktor Frankenstein...

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