Analysis Of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Limitations Of Scientific Knowledge

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The novel Frankenstein prominently showcases the theme of limitations of scientific knowledge to readers early and often. When learning about Frankenstein’s early life he tells us “Natural Philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate” (37). Clearly Frankenstein is indulged in the natural sciences at a young age. Since natural philosophy was a big part of his life at a young age we can infer that this is the foundation of his interest to push the limits of science. Frankenstein’s goal to push the limits of science arose after he arrived at the University of Ingolstadt, after a conference with M. Waldman he proclaimed “My mind was filled with one thought, one conception, one purpose. So much has been done – more, far more, will I achieve”
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