Scientific Advancement In Frankenstein

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Over the past couple of centuries, science has most definitely come a long way from where it started. We now have far more powerful data analysis techniques, more sophisticated equipment for making observations and conducting experiments, and overall a much greater depth of scientific knowledge. However, with these advancements have come quite a few new discoveries/inventions that haven’t given science a strong name. For instance, the famous atomic bomb that wiped out Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although scientists have in fact developed an enormous amount of progressive ideas/inventions, along with those good ones have come quite a few inferior ones as well. In the novel titled Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the author provides insight within the plot into scientific advancement and how it proves to be both valuable and harmful.…show more content…
However, with these unbelievable discoveries that bring benefits also comes people who tend to lose their end goals and end up creating harmful things. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is a young man who yearns for scientific knowledge. Victor ends up creating a monster that he brings to life through galvanism. However, this monster later turns out to be the murderer of Victor’s brother. This sends Victor into a whirlwind of emotions and begins to blame himself when he exclaims “ I had turned loose into the world a depraved wretch whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my brother?”. This shows how such an immense scientific advancement can also go wrong and turn out to be a horrible one. Victor intended to use his vast knowledge to bring up life through electricity and ended up with a
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