Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus 

This is a student project for English 149, Techno-Romanticism, San Jose State University, spring 2008 semester.  The primary text is the 1818 edition of Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheusby Mary Shelley.  The Rational will provide more detail about this creator's web project.



1931 Frankenstein trailer set to "Show Me How to Live" by Audioslave . The creature looks nothing like the one ine the book, but this song fits with the creature . (The creature's look apparently came from a Goya picture.) The song is perfect with the trailer. (For lyrics and more information click on band link above.)


Frankenstein Text

     Vol. II, Chapter Two

     Vol. II, Chapter Eight

 Character Analysis-  Safie

        Minor Character Map

Frankenstein Adaptations

Delicious Links

Mary Shelley

     Mary Shelley's Journals

     The Last ManTheme

     Percy Pysshe Shelley


      Mary Wollstonecraft

     William Godwin



 Works Cited

 Not all links are available from every menu, some pages have interal links not found anywhere else on the website.  It is this creator's intention for viewers to have fun while exploring.

Below are images of Frankenstein's Creature

From Young Frankenstein play source


 Source  for picute below, includes list of film versions.

"The Scream" by Edvard Munch (1863-1944)

'The image was chosen becasue of  becasue of the following quote as it reminded me of  the landscape descriptions in both Frankenstein and Mary Shelley's Journals.  Additionally, it is my assertion that the creature experienced an existential crisis. The image is often associated with exestentialism.    

"I was walking along a path with two friends—the sun was setting—suddenly the sky turned blood red—I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence—there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city—my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety—and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.' A sunset stroll along a road above an Oslo fjord, a blood-red sky, a sensation of nameless dread: This is how the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944) described the visionary experience that inspired him to create The Scream—his most famous work and one of the most recognizable images in modern art"  (Fineman).  

Text Source:

Picture Source: