allusion to the Greek god Prometheus who created mankind and then gave his creation fire, giving them an advantage over other animals. This angered Zeus, and he punished Prometheus by chaining him and having an eagle eat his liver day after day. Dr. Frankenstein doesn't love his creation as Prometheus did, but Frankenstein must suffer eternally for overstepping the boundaries of science.


a person who creates a monster or a destructive agency that cannot be controlled or that brings about the creators ruin.
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Ugh, dude! You look like Frankenstein!


frankenstein. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian.