Frankenstein's Fugue

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Description: Frankenstein (The Modern Prometheus)was a novel written by Mary Shelley & first published anonymously in London, 1818. Deataling Scientist Victor Frankenstein's creation of a being in the likeness of man, this book is considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. It was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution. The name Frankenstein is associated with Castle Frankenstein which Mary Shelley had seen before writing the novel. Regarding the alternate name, according to Greek mythology Prometheus was the Titan who created mankind, in the Latin account he made man from clay and water... It was also Prometheus who secretly took fire from heaven and gave it to man, which Zeus discovered and eternally punished Prometheus. The novel explores the theme of relationship between Creator and Created; At one point in Shelley's novel the monster faces Victor on an icy glacier. The creature explains his feelings of isolation and abandonment. He also enunciates his buccolic vegetarian principles and inclusive moral code. "My food is not that of man; I do not destroy the lamb and kid to glut my appetite; acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment. My companion will be of the same nature as myself, and will be content with the same fare. We shall make our bed of dried leaves; the sun will shine on us as on man, and will ripen our food. The picture I present to you is peaceful and human." According to feminist vegetarian writer Carol Adams, the Creature's including animals in its moral code provides "an emblem for what it hoped for and needed - but failed to receive - from human society." Byron was particularly attached to the play Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, and Percy Shelley would soon write his own Prometheus Unbound (1820). The term "Modern Prometheus" was actually coined by Immanuel Kant, referring to Benjamin Franklin and his then recent experiments with electricity. As Dr.Victor Frankenstein, & 'Frankenstein', FreeSky Republic. Dr.Frankenstein Laboratory Outfit c/o Professor Sadovncha, Frankenstein Head c/o cartboy Kitchensink. Grateful Thanks to Conjunctio Magic for use of Sandvik Castle. Open Source Music via The Internet Archive Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Evangelical Preacher. Musopen online music library of copyright free/public domain music. Royalty Free Music via Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com; Licensed under Creative Commons;
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