The Spontaneity Of Science In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Sometime, long ago, it was decided that the scientific arts were evil hidden amidst the tutelage of religion; when in reality they had developed into a window set before a picturesque landscape of which scientists (that of which are truly just spectators) and curious simpler folk alike could simply gaze at the wonders of humanity and creation. Man, dating back long before the publication of Mary Shelley 's "Frankenstein" in 1818, have held the desire to play God. To create and destroy as life does, to alter the creations of nature as "God" himself would. This complex breeds a multitude of issues and fears that many scientists, distracted simply by the wonders they are beginning, are blind to. Within itself, this is dangerous. "-In spite of her pretended openness, shows us nothing but results" (Hawthorne, N.) Man has little concept of the spontaneity of nature, and the sheer number of years that dictate her designs. This fear of science, brought on predominantly by religious tendencies, created a society in which Science was feared and extraordinarily uncommon. …show more content…

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