In my point of view, I see that we are taking advantage of things, for example, Human Engineering, cloning, and abortion. People are abusing nature for our benefit. The people of Earth can be symbiotic with nature, if technology is used in the right way. Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelly, is about the life of Victor Frankenstein and the creation of the monster. In Mary Shelly’s point of view, she exaggerates how technology is abused throughout the book.
Besides, Victor Frankenstein and the monster that he created, are the two main characters that dominate the work. Their struggle fight is with each other and not with God or supernatural elements. They use ordinary the weapons found in earth and not tools from heaven. Besides, we may state that Victor is a sort of representation of mankind because (perhaps Shelley through him) he was letting us think that maybe human begins could cross the natural limits that creation establish inexorably. We must take into account that in Shelley’s time, the scientific breakthroughs as electricity would make people think all over these issues regarding evolution and technology, although the final reflection is linked to the (in) ability of mankind to accept its natural
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is like a cautionary tale against the powerful grasp that technology has over modern society as it continues to rapidly evolve. Throughout the book the monster has evolved from a confused being to a creature that is able to observe and adapt with its surroundings. Frankenstein’s monster says to Victor Frankenstein, “You are my creator, but I am your master”. Originally, Frankenstein created this monster to have control over it. Frankenstein’s monster has been controlling his creator by destroying Victor’s life.
Comparing society in Beowulf and society in Frankenstein is like comparing a simple farm to the processing plant; futuristic and totally dissimilar. Although, the core ‘monsters’ are unchanged; grotesque, horrifyingly pagan-esque beings of the dark that strike terror in to the hearts of even the stoutest of fighters and the sanest of men. In the Christian and Medieval world, monsters were human beings with an unnatural birth or a birth deformity (Stitt, 2003). The term ‘monster’ derives from the Latin term ‘monere’ which means ‘To warn’ or ‘to advise’ and ‘monstrum’ which is ‘a sign or portent that disrupts the natural order as evidence of divine displeasure’. The aspect of ‘Divine Displeasure’ is attributed almost perfectly to Grendel, the monster of Beowulf and the terror of Hrothgar.
Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is a book that explores many different concepts and themes. Fear of the Unknown is one of the major themes in the book. It as a novel about a scientist who discovered the secret of life and in turn created a monster. Despite his appearance The Monster is actually a sensitive, emotional, almost human individual. As The Monster ventures out into civilization he is attacked, hated, and shunned by most of the people that face him.
Body parts assemble the monster, which he births, from numerous decayed bodies collected by body snatchers. After successfully creating the monster, Frankenstein is perplexed by what he has created. Due to the monster’s annoyance with Frankenstein, he acts back against Frankenstein mostly due to his lack of parenting and responsibility. Shelley’s novel strongly connects with the act of parenting. It is clear that Victor Frankenstein did not complete his role as a parent.
In Mary Shelley's “Frankenstein” the creation of Victor Frankenstein stays on the fringe of what it means to be a monster. He is an enigma, and we are unable to comprehend him. He fits all the components of what it means to be a monster, as laid out in “Monster Culture” by Jeffrey Cohen, while simultaneously breaking them. The being takes these boundaries and weaves throughout them, unable to be fully put into a particular schema. While parts of him can be put into these mental filing cabinets, no preconceived notion of what it is to be a monster fits Victor Frankenstein's creation.
Society is well-known for pushing those who are outsiders or strange away from society. This is prevalent to the examples in Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. The monster who was created by Victor Frankenstein who wanted to be the first to create life was appalled by the sights of the his creation. Frankenstein’s monster is judged based on his appearances and is often ostracized by society, just as anyone in modern day society can be shunned or pushed away due to their looks or how they think. The most outstanding example of ostracism that occurred throughout the novel is based on the monster’s physical features and structure.
The novel “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley tells the story of a man named Victor Frankenstein, who decides to go against the laws of nature by bringing to life a being constructed with decaying body parts. Victor believes in natural philosophy and science, which leads him to the idea of creating this Creature. Although this novel can be interpreted in many ways, I believe that Mary Shelley is shining a light on the harmful and dangerous impacts that prejudice and assumptions can have on people who are considered different. Shelley may be suggesting that humanity is the true 'monster ' due to its socialized ideologies that make ambition, self-greed and rage fulfilling. Even to this day society is known to shun those who we do not see as equals.