Self-Destructive Behavior In Frankenstein

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Self-Destructive Behavior Earth is the habitat of several species, yet only one governs, humans. The rapid growth of science and technology has opened many doors to human inventions and innovations. Although this development has changed and impacted human lives positively it has also brought along the way threats to the followings. As a human trait it is mainly known how people become more and more greedy as they learn that enough is not enough anymore therefore, they seek for other and more higher possessions and that is when things become dangerous. Science and technology must have limits just as any other research or study. In Rice’s The Adding Machine, Capek’s R.U.R play and Shelley’s Frankenstein novel the harmful effects of this progress…show more content…
These robots do not resemble any type of machines but instead resemble humans. In general, robots have no personal needs, wishes or even feelings. They are developed solely for the purpose of work. The Rossum Universal Robot Factory perfected their humanlike robots physically and neglected their humanlike qualities leading to the robots’ rebellion. Helena, the daughter of the factory’s president, is shocked when she is told that the products are robots and not humans. She is also appalled to find that the robots do not care if they are killed or not. Helena asks Sulla, the robot secretary, “you wouldn’t let yourself be cut to pieces?” and Sulla replies with, “Yes”. Domin asks Marius the robot, “Aren’t you afraid of death?”, and Marius says “No” (16). Domin is trying to prove to Helena that these robots are nothing but machinery that have no interest in life or any other humanlike quality. Helena has ambitions to change things which is the reason she preaches to Sulla. She wants the robots to have a soul instead of being treated as slaves. However, they are manufactured solely for the principle of work and nothing else. Although they answer all of Helena’s questions, they seem to answer with coldness and no feelings at all. They have no desires further than their jobs. Helena thinks that when these robots act strangely such as when “they’ll suddenly sling down everything…show more content…
She portrays this scientific fear in her novel when Victor Frankenstein creates his monster. Victor shows how irresponsible he is towards his creations as he abandons it and does not try to fix him. Frankenstein creates life with electricity and recognizes both his power in knowledge and its danger. With his full conscious, he chooses to ignore and disobey it. Uncontrolled science and technology is a major issue and menace that Shelley brings forth in her
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