Analysis Of Frankenstein: A Feminist Critique Of Science

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Frankenstein: A Feminist Critique of Science by Anne K. Mellor analyses Mary Shelley’s 18th century story of Frankenstein as a feminist critique of science. Through this analysis of Shelley’s work Mellor arrives at several conclusions about science. Amongst these conclusions are the idea that science can be good or bad and that our characterization of nature is dangerous. The critique states that Shelley viewed science as dichotomous. On one side was the good science that wished to understand nature, while on the other was bad science that wished to exploit nature Mellor states Shelley shows this through her us of Frankenstein exploiting nature but accidentally creating a monster. She also draws parallels between Frankenstein and the real
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