Frankenstein Vs Replaceable You Essay

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As technology advances, the lives of many people are getting better. This is portrayed by in, “Dr. D” a nonfiction article by Lauren Slater, which is about the works and dreams of a plastic surgeon who reasons that putting wings on a human can be the next big thing. Another nonfiction article, “Replaceable You” by Smithsonian Magazines, talks about the production of the bionic limbs and organs, and how they helped many people feel like they don’t have a disability or lack of something which someone has. Frankenstein, on the other hand, is a fictional story crafted by Mary Shelley which portrays a man who creates a monster from the dead to try to destroy death, but instead creates more deaths because of his ignorance. Technology designed for …show more content…

Many of the advantages are that we can now successfully avoid illness and diseases because we can take out the gene that engenders it. Frankenstein is an example of a disadvantage of using genetic engineering. Victor Frankenstein is the creator of a monster who learns that because he is ugly and everyone hates him, he can kill Victor’s friends and family for making him the way he is. Victor creates the monster in order to destroy the meaning of death but the actions he takes after creating the monster leads to many more deaths than expected. Victor’s thoughts after bringing the monster to life were, “A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished, he was ugly then… it became such a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived”(81-83). The outcome of his creation turned out to be nothing like Frankenstein expected so therefore he kept away from the monster. Although the curiosity and eagerness of scientists spark the technology we have today, greed and power can change technology into harmful weapons. While genetic engineering can benefit the human race, it could also potentially wipe out the entire human race. Just like Frankenstein tried to

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