Analysis Of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein, is enriched with a dense story line filled with motifs, idioms, and allusions that relate to reality and human life. Throughout the book, the common idea of a “monster” being created by man and is continuously emphasized in order to relate to readers on a personal level. How the “monster” thinks, feels, and acts towards society is a mirror image of how close Victor’s creation is able to show human like qualities. Perhaps the most interesting idea that Shelley introduces is how the Monster is created; by Victor Frankenstein showing parts of different humans together. Rather summarized, the monster was created by scientific methods based on the advancement of the technology. An interesting ideology rises from that book pertains to contemporary society, and has a startling correlation. Contemporary society is experiencing a technological boom, perhaps best illustrated by the growing development of artificial intelligence, but, as Shelley’s Frankenstein suggests, this progress will not have the desired effect that humans long for, but will instead create monsters. Victor’s creation not only was able to learn the human language, but also able to understand society and how families are structured. This ultimately lead to his downfall as the monster learned on what he was missing, and how badly he has been treated by humans. The horrible behavior that humans had shown him affected him in such a ignominious way, he went against his morals committed the
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