Frankenstein�s Intertextuality by tQ7Cr31i


									Frankenstein’s Intertextuality
A Brief Outline

   Definition of intertextuality
   Examples of intertextual allusions within the
   Relation to the myth of Prometheus
   Relation to Milton’s Paradise Lost
       Definition of Intertextuality
   ‘Borrows’ ideas and themes from other media
   Can be borrowed from text, audio files,
    movies, theatre etc.
   Not to be associated with copyright, collusion
   Various movies use intertextual references
   Helps reader to better understand text
The Myth Of Prometheus
   Prometheus was a Greek titan.
   He stole one of Zeus’ lightning bolts and use it to give
    humans the gift of fire.
   Prometheus was chained to a cliff and had an Eagle
    eat his liver every day having it grow back at night as
   This is like victor living with the regret of defying gods
    will and bringing a dead thing back to life.
   God
       Victor played God
       Frankenstein neglected his creation

   Satan     Milton’s Paradise Lost
       Frankenstein’s monster was created benevolent
       The creation defied his master

   Adam
       Victor created life against natural order
       The creation was in complete solitude

   Defined Intertextuality
   Linked Prometheus Myth to novel
   Linked Milton’s Paradise Lost to novel
   Referenced other links in novel
Conclusion cont.

   Intertextuality borrows info from other texts
   Prometheus suffers torture much like that of
    Victor Frankenstein
   Adam, Satan, god and their relation to the

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