Monstrosity In Frankenstein Research Paper

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Is it cruel to expect a person to go on with life whose fate is sealed by the monster inside them? Technological progresses have been developing over time with new inventions and new ideas. Moral responsibility is knowing right from wrong and taking the responsibility of those actions. In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, monstrosity is a main theme and issue in the novel. Monstrosity is something that is unpleasant to look at. It relates to science and technology because Victor Frankenstein, the scientist, has consumed his self with the ideas of creating life. He gives life to his own creation using a technology, known as electricity, to send shock waves to the heart and brain. Electricity is a symbol of bringing life, however the creation turns monstrous. Oppositely, euthanasia ends life, and can be used to save someone from pain or abused to cause destruction or mass extinction. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein…show more content…
One…healthy patient had tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing in the ears)…six people were killed for psychological reasons…11 were killed simply because they were ‘tired of living’” (Conley). This goes to show that not all who were treated had anything severely wrong. They just requested it and they got it. Even though this was a successful idea, Conley writes, "But as the number of euthanasia deaths rose annually, psychological factors rather than physical pain became increasingly prominent as a justification for lethal injections" (Conley). Many people were using the excuse of "I'm just tired of living" just to get the injection and take the easy way out of life. Mary Shelley would disagree with this technology because it is corrupting the natural order of life and death. She would think this idea is monstrous because you are ending someone's life in an unnatural
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