Science And Morality In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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During the Romantic era, Mary Shelley wrote one of her famous book called Frankenstein, which became respected literature of Romantic era. Even though Frankenstein was created mainly to emphasize horror, it rather developed different point of views; it captured many audiences who sought for ideas of science and nature. Throughout the story, Mary Shelley mingled science, human emotions, and nature in order to create supernatural tale that can be understood despite specks of illogical ideas. To make the story as much as smooth as possible without any disbeliefs, Mary Shelley incorporated science and morality in order to enhance her story to be easily absorbed and felt. The first person limited narrator of the story is named Victor Frankenstein…show more content…
Then he successfully made an inanimate object to life. At first glance, he saw his finished product that of a body conjoined by countless corpses as “…beautiful” (pp.35). However, inflicted by fatigue and distress, when he saw the huge figure of his creation, his morality shattered, bringing only despair and regrets he created: “…the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (pp. 36). Victor’s attitude toward science drastically changed as it begin to breath. Even though Victor desperately ran away from the monster he created, he could not escape from responsibility of his own creation. Everywhere he went, including his hometown or the beautiful valley of Charmounix, he was always shaken by the fact that his tedious monster was loose, hunting both his mind and body. Moreover, every time Victor try to distract his gruesomeness by appreciating and enjoying the present, he would be always dragged toward darkest memories from his past and his future full of anxiety. Such that whenever Victor encountered his inhumane creation, he does not reconsider his creation’s feelings, but rather easily become swayed by his own morality; that his creation was the only cause of his suffering and it should be exterminated. Even after countless opportunities to reconsider his ideas, Victor performed futile effort toward his issues, which he continuously applied his idea that his logic was the only thing that was
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