Science And Technology In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein We all have the assignment books we get in school. The Odyssey, The Iliad, and last but not least Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Frankenstein’s recognized by the vast majority of the world due to its use for education. The story of how a doctor, Victor Frankenstein, creates life but in return creates a monster as well. This Science Fictional novel depicts a world with many of the real life technological advances off when it was written. It is a story of how knowledge drove a scientist to a point of potential detriment. The creation did not come out how Victor envisioned it to be. A main theme throughout the book is the use of Science and Technology. These two huge ideas are what made Frankenstein’s monster. Mary Shelley takes this idea and displays how the pursuit and use of knowledge can lead to unintended consequences. As a boy Victor Frankenstein was very intelligent. Knowledge was something he acquired at a fast pace. So the next couple of ears he threw himself at his school work. He went to University and studied science. His interest were natural philosophy which includes the philosopher 's stone, the elixir of life, and alchemy. He was intrigued with the ideas of life and death. So he dove into his works trying to find a way to bring life to a body made up of different parts. His health with mentally and physically suffered. “I have deprived myself of rest and health” (36). The determination that Victor had of the creation of life was like no other.
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