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Allusions in "Frankenstein"

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Tia B

on 4 December 2012

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Transcript of Allusions in "Frankenstein"

allusion- a historical reference Allusions in "Frankenstein." Prometheus Prometheus "Rime of the Ancient Mariner "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" "Paradise Lost" "The Divine Comedy" "The Divine Comedy" Greek mythology
Created man
Stole fire from Zeus to give to man (because he loves his creation)
Suffers for it Allusion in "Frankenstein" Victor Frankenstein creates a new species
Suffers for it " Mariner brings a curse upon himself and his crew.
Tells the story to anybody who needs to hear it.
Theme: "Love conquers all." Allusion in "Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein= The Mariner
Theme in "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" hints at how tragedy in "Frankenstein" could have been avoided. http://www.brighthubeducation.com/homework-help-literature/36141-allusions-in-frankenstein/
http://frankensteinallusions.wikispaces.com/2011+Literary+Allusions "Oh Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due. Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel" (94). "But it was all a dream; no Eve soothed my sorrows nor shared my thoughts; I was alone. I remembered Adam's supplication to his Creator. But where was mine?" (127). Story of Adam and Eve and their adventures in the Garden of Eden.
Origins of Satan. "Paradise Lost" Allusion in "Frankenstein" The monster makes references to Adam and Eve. List of websites I used for help. Allusion in "Frankenstein" layers of hell are described
sins that send one to hell are discussed "... it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived."
The monster is described in layers
The monster is so horrid that even Dante could not have foreseen it's sinful creation. The end :D
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