First of all, Victor Frankenstein’s character in Shelley’s text has the traits of a hero by his original intention for the monster and the similarities between Prometheus and Frankenstein. Aaron Atsma describes this correlation when he writes: “Many parallels can be drawn between Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and the story of Prometheus. Despit...
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