A thought provoking character study, especially considering how well-read the original monster was.
After seeing Avengers Age of Ultron for the second time, I started thinking about the correlation between Dr. Frankenstein and Tony Stark. Yes, the Dr. Frankenstein from Mary Shelly’s 1818 novel. I find there’s a lot of value for views to compare stories with similar themes, a classic work of literature or movie franchise. However, that is a topic for another day.
First are the obvious similarities between the two men. A man has secret knowledge and creates life with that knowledge. The being he creates ends up being a monster and the rest of the story revolves around that creation’s destruction of the world around him.
Now, how many people have read Frankenstein and actually understood it? Not many, because although it’s also called, “The Modern Prometheus” it’s an outdated story. The idea of Frankenstein is everywhere in culture, but no one really knows the original story and message…
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