The Modern Prometheus. Frankenstein. The Modern Prometheus. Myth prose Greek myth-Prometheus is a Titan who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to humans. Punishment: Zeus had him tied to a rock and an eagle ate out his liver every day, only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day.
Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay
To mould me man? Did I solicit thee
From darkness to promote me?
"Did I request thee, Maker, from my clayTo mould Me man? Did I solicit theeFrom darkness to promote me?” – Paradise Lost
(epigraph-a quotation at the beginning of a book, chapter, etc, suggesting its theme )
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