Coming from a wealthy family Victor Frankenstein was a young student who was always committed to science and obsessed with the creation of animation to lifeless matter. In Frankenstein The Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelly uses allusions to Prometheus as an example to suggest that uncontrolled ambition will lead to unwanted problems.
Victor and Prometheus were both ambitionite, they wanted to create life but they betrayed the laws of nature. Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and by that he was punished by being chained and an eagle would eat his organs every day since he was immortal. “Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay?” This explains how Victor betrayed the laws of nature. Victors and Prometheus ambition of creating life betrayed the life of nature and they both had unwanted consequences. Victor’s consequences were that his creation killed many people that he cared about and it made him feel a lot of guilt. Betray usually leads to revenge. After the monster comes to life he ends up regretting his creation because the monster goes out of control.
Victor decides to leave and abandon the monster, especially when he feels guilty for Williams’s death. The monster was hoping to make Victor as miserable as himself, so he decides to kill William since he is related to Victor. And Zeus revenge toward Prometheus was to connect him to the highest of Mount Caucasus and send an eagle every day to eat his organs. Even though the monster sought out revenge he felt lonely so he asked Victor to make him a female because he wanted to feel something special which is love. The monster often dreamt of companionship and love of his creator, but he also feels deep bitterness because he has been abandoned by his own god. The Monsters bitterness desires him to make Victor as alone as possible that’s why he kills all of his loved ones. Victor’s ambition eventually causes him to be left with no one....