Frankenstein Technology Quotes

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Arthur M Schlesinger once said “Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition, and myth frame our response.” This quote is telling us that even though science and technology keep revolutionizing our life, whether that be from reanimating the dead to atomic bombs. That tradition, memory and myths frame our responses to these new scientific discoveries.
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, doctor Frankenstein need for scientific discovery causes him to give life to someone who has already perished. His response after creating the monster as he refers to it, is to flee from it realizing that he has made a terrible mistake. It shows that the advancement in science and technology, such as giving life to something that has been deceased would revolutionize all lives like Dr. Frankenstein wanted to do, "A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many …show more content…

I might in process of time (although I now found it impossible) renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption." The quote is showing Frankenstein's intentions. He wanted to find a way to cheat death but later realized that it is not possible instead creating a hideous monster from his experiments. In this quote it also shows what he wanted to gain from the creation of the monster. He wanted to be referred to as a god to the people that he brought back from the dead, but due to the sheer hideousness and unholiness of his creation, his response was to flee and hide from it. His response to the situation is mostly off fear of the creature and what it might do. This would be caused by the tradition, memory and myth. Even though Frankenstein knows that the reanimating people is possible, he also knows that it would not

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