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The Modern Prometheus
Myth prose Greek myth-Prometheus is a Titan who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to humans. Punishment: Zeus had him tied to a rock and an eagle ate out his liver every day, only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day.
William Godwin- father; political philosopher; Believed in the perfection of a race and had no propensity toward evil. Rousseau- education liberates the personality Locke- mind is a blank slate at birth Percy Shelley- husband; “Prometheus Unbound”-a four-act play from Prometheus’ point of view (this would be a great source!)
Natural science- a naturalistic approach to the study of the universe, which is understood as obeying rules or laws of natural origin. Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa- German magician, occult writer, alchemist. "All things which are similar and therefore connected, are drawn to each other's power."
Paracelsus- Renaissance physician, botonist, occultist, astrologer, and alchemist. Believed the universe was formed by three spiritual substances: Mercury, Sulfur and Salt (tria prima) The tria prima also defined the human identity. Sulfur embodied the soul, (the emotions and desires); Salt represented the body; Mercury epitomized the spirit (imagination, moral judgment, and the higher mental faculties).
Famous epic poem by Milton Centers on the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by Satan, and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Attempts to justify God’s foundational, all knowing, all loving, all powerful nature. Epigraph: Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me man? Did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me?
Why is Frankenstein called The Modern Prometheus? You may use your questions and your journal. Your response should be at least two paragraphs. Please organize your thoughts with a thesis statement, evidence, and a concluding thought.
In Paradise Lost, Milton describes hell as “a region of dark flame; it is darkness visible.” How does the setting of the Mer de Glace and the polar ice fields represent the underworld? You may use your questions and your journal. Your response should be at least two paragraphs. Please organize your thoughts with a thesis statement, evidence, and a concluding thought.
Frankenstein uses the following quote as an epigraph: "Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould Me man? Did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me?” – Paradise Lost ▪ Explain why Shelley uses this as the epigraph. (epigraph-a quotation at the beginning of a book, chapter, etc, suggesting its theme ) "epigraph." Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. 20 Apr. 2011.. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/epigraph
"Like one who, on a lonely road, Doth walk in fear and dread, And, having once turned round, walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread.“ – excerpt from Rime of the Ancient Mariner How does this excerpt connect to Frankenstein?