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The Modern Prometheus
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The Modern Prometheus memento
Description
"The Modern Prometheus"
Purpose
Memento
Location
Toluca Mall
Variants
None
Appearances
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

The Modern Prometheus is a memento that Harry Mason can pick up in Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. This memento is a small Frankenstein's monster figure that can be obtained by playing the "Toy Zone" crane game in the entrance of the Cine-Real in Toluca Mall.

Symbolism

The symbolism behind the Frankenstein's monster figure is an obvious one; it represents Harry Mason, essentially Cheryl Mason's "monster". An amalgamation of Cheryl's emotions and confused perspective, Harry is neither the father his daughter remembers, nor is he the real man. He is, after all, a creation as every bit lost and afraid of his identity as Cheryl.

Trivia

  • "The Modern Prometheus" is the subtitle to Mary Shelley's novel, the full name being Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.
  • Prometheus was a Titan in Greek mythology who angered Zeus by stealing fire from him and giving it to the mortals. Zeus punished Prometheus by binding him to a rock, where a great eagle would eat his regenerating liver every day. This may allude to Harry's inability to escape a reoccurring torment of living Cheryl's reluctance to let go.
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Characters
Major Characters
Harry Mason - Cheryl Mason - Dahlia Mason - Dr. Kaufmann - Cybil Bennett - Michelle Valdez
Other Characters
Bar Maid - The Stewarts - Mr. Gordon - Lisa Garland - John - James Sunderland - Mira - Greys
Monsters
Raw Shock - Larval Stalker
Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Alice Darling Memorial Playground - Annie's Bar - The Balkan - Caldecotte Woods - Cat House - Cine-Real - Clear Picture - Diner 52 - Dixon Bridge Control Tower - Dog House - Good Ol' Days - Green Lion Pawn Shop - Lakeside Amusement Park - Levin Street - Lighthouse Clinic - Midwich High School - Nightingale Apartments - Orion Hunting Lodge - The Orpheus - Orridge Bridge Control Room - Resort Area - Sewers - Theresa's - Toluca Lake - Toluca Mall - Wonderland Burger
Terms
Echo Photos - Flare - Flashlight - Harry's Phone - Real World - Ice World - Memento - Phone Numbers - Psych Profile - Tookie the Toucan - Manifestation - UFO Ending - Sexuality
Archives
Keys - Puzzles - Secrets and Unlockables - Soundtrack

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