Within the novel of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley uses the creature, created by Victor Frankenstein, to illustrate of how humans cope with the judgement of others. The creature struggles with his appearance because he Frankenstein’s creature, despite Frankenstein’s failure to fulfil his innate parental responsibilities, conveys a compassionate, practically human-like character that desires acceptance by his creator which ultimately leads him to a revengeful massacre of the Frankenstein family.
Currently within the 21st century, the technological advances in science prevails above the science era of Frankenstein because scientific advances like stem-cell research, cloning, genetic alterations, and tissue engineering did not exist during that time. However, parthenogenesis—the reproduction of an embryo without a fertilized egg—became evident in the Fiction of Frankenstein. The creature, an unorthodox science experiment,
Modern Prometheus, the subtitle of Frankenstein, refers to “the Titan Prometheus had a reputation as being something of a clever trickster and he famously gave the human race the gift of fire and the skill of metalwork, an action for which he was punished by Zeus, who ensured everyday that an eagle ate the liver of the Titan as he was helplessly chained to a rock”(Cartwright, Prometheus, ancient.eu). Shelley uses the story of Prometheus to portray “a sense of consequence resulting from seeking enlightenment and power”(Dudczak, A Cultural History of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, mtholyoke.edu).