"Of what materials was I made, that I could thus resist so many shocks, which, like the turning of the wheel, continually renewed the torture"

   The cyclical nature of Frankenstein's torment suggests that the darker implications of his role as a 'Modern Prometheus' have come into effect (See note to page 1).  Although he is allowed temporary periods of healing and rest, his tortuous punishment is inevitably resumed by the return of the creature, who comes to assume the role of Zeus' avenging eagle. 


Prometheus Bound
Public DomainPrometheus Bound - Credit: Peter Paul Rubens