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Frankenstein’s Intertextuality Definitions Merriam-Webster - the complex interrelationship between a text and other texts taken as basic to the creation or interpretation of the text Dictionary.com the interrelationship between texts, especially works of lit erature; the way that similar or related texts . influence, reflect, or differ from each other Wikipedia - Intertextuality is the shaping of a text's meaning by another text. An example of intertextuality is an author’s borrowing and transformation of a prior text or to a reader’s referencing of one text in reading another. Definition of Intertextuality ‘Borrows’ ideas and themes from other media forms 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 A Brief Outline Definition of intertextuality Examples of intertextual allusions within the text Relation to the myth of Prometheus Relation to Milton’s Paradise Lost The Myth Of Prometheus Prometheus was a Greek Titan. He stole one of Zeus’ lightning bolts and gave 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 punishment. This is like Victor living with the regret of defying gods will and bringing a dead thing back to life. God Satan Victor played God Frankenstein neglected his creation 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 Conclusion 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 novel.