Life And Death In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein Life and death, some things are just never meant to be tampered with. The book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley tries to play around with the idea of creating life. The story of how a doctor, Victor Frankenstein, creates life but in return creates a monster as well. This science fiction novel depicts a world with many of the real life technological advances of the time. It is a story of how knowledge drove a scientist to the point of obsessive torment. 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. Victor pursued the mastery of these ideas and Frankenstein’s monster was created. Mary Shelley takes this idea and displays how the pursuit and use of knowledge can lead to unintended consequences. The story shows the outcomes of the decision to…show more content…
Victor Frankenstein was a smart and talented individual that took advantage of what knowledge there was out in the world. He went to college and learned from teachers. Read book and textbooks to acquire the information he wanted. Today we can get information at our fingertips. The internet is vast, and we can learn almost anything on it. But what do we do with the knowledge we obtain, we get a job, start a business, or hobby. Victor Frankenstein used his knowledge and created a monster. Mary Shelly has her own thoughts about knowledge in the book, “Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge” (32). She believes that sometimes the things you learn maybe shouldn’t be used. In Victor’s case, his pursuit of life was dangerous. Maybe he should have never created the monster. He pursued knowledge, but then it made something that he wasn’t ready for. Does that mean all knowledge is dangerous? All this means is that knowledge as the potential for good or bad uses and it is up to the person to
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