Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheusa | Sunday Observer

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheusa

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Have you heard about the creature produced by a scientific experiment surpassing nature? The science fiction novel, Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus is written by Mary Shelley. It was first published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones in London on 01 January 1818. There are two main characters in the novel. They are Victor Frankenstein and the monster. Victor Frankenstein is born to a distinguished family in Naples in Italy. He becomes a famous scientist but creates a grotesque creature who is eight feet in height and proportionally larger than humans.

The monster tells Victor to create a female companion for him but Victor refuses because he realizes that the monster is evil. The monster takes revenge by killing Victor’s wife, family and friends. I like and admire this novel because it tells us that humans cannot surpass God by creating creatures.


Rashadi Yashara Vidanagamage,

Grade 12,

National School,