Finally, Mary Shelley, as thecreator of a novel about the creation of evil, is possiblycommenting upon her own creation (her mother having died givingbirth to Mary) as well as ill-fated creations of her own (one ofher daughters died soon after birth; 'sfirst wife, ,drowned herself after he left her for Mary; and more tragediesfollow after the novel is first published).The source for the creation of evil is aptly summarized in thenovel's , "TheModern Prometheus." In Greek mythology, is the creatorand protector of mankind, and is perhaps best known for stealingfire from the gods to give to humans, a "crime" for which Zeuspunishes him with eternal torment.


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