Frankenstein and the Creature both experienced countless tragedies during their lifetimes. After a great deal of hesitation in exercising this power, Frankenstein spends two years painstakingly constructing the creature's proportionally large body one anatomical feature at a time, from raw materials supplied by "the dissecting room and the slaughter-house"which he then brings to life using his unspecified process.
When Zeus discovered this, he sentenced Prometheus to be eternally punished by fixing him to a rock of Caucasuswhere each day an eagle would peck out his liver, only for the liver to regrow the next day because of his immortality as a god.
The British Critic attacks the novel's flaws as the fault of the author: "The writer of it is, we understand, a female; this is an aggravation of that which is the prevailing fault of the novel; but if our authoress can forget the gentleness of her sex, it is no reason why we should; and we shall therefore dismiss the novel without further comment" For example, Frankenstein could have helped Justine but he was too scared to speak up.
Frankenstein, who is saved by Walton from the iced ocean, is a dying man. Shelley was so enamored of the power of batteries, he imagined a future utopian world where fields of batteries would provide the power to replace the dirty steam engine, and man would be freed from labor by machines, with the freedom to contemplate the arts and philosophy in the clear air.
Mary Shelley never revealed in her lifetime where the name came from. The Creature also quotes a passage of the poem.
These experiences come to define the two men and shape them into who they were at the ending of the novel The women in these works of fiction are treated as material goods and have minimal privileges with respect to the male character.
Both Walton and Frankenstein approach death to look for their self. Mary Shelly explains that Dr. He loses his spirit of living.