The Importance Of Science In Frankenstein

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Introduction The novel ‘Frankenstein ‘ published in 1818 got famous for the lavishness of ideas it asks mankind to face up. How knowledge could be used for both good and immoral purposes how uneducated and underprivileged were treated and how the influence of science and technology affected mankind. is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Frankenstein is the story of a man whose ambition conducts him to seek for supernatural powers. In his attempt to reach a God-like level, he acts basically for his own interest and wants to see his name glorified by humanity. Power and Glory—two of much-discussed human ambitions—are his primary aims. To achieve this goal, he makes an extensive use of knowledge and science. The whole scientific knowledge he acquires through his research and his experiments will lead him to desolation, loneliness and will result in a complete failure. As the subtitle of the novel is The Modern Prometheus , as Prometheus stole fire from the Gods to give it to humanity; he was cursed by Zeus and made to endure an eternal torture. As far as Victor is concerned, his own glory was basically a goal for him. With his mother’s death and his strong feeling that this death was unjust, Victor finds a way to achieve his goal, namely: create a new species which would ignore illness and disease, which would be
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