Transhumanism In Frankenstein

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I would like to write an essay on topic #3. I want to focus on the creation of the monster and the figure of the monster itself. Also, analyze the figure of the creature from ideas of Transhumanism and Posthumanism. Also, to give an account of feminist writings, which were inspired by Marry Shelley's "Frankenstein". Additionally, I want to compare the perception of monster by people in the novel and people in a postmodern era.
Mary Shelley biography has a connection with a novel. At first, she lost her mother, due to the illness of an afterbirth, then she lost her first child these two events had a great impact on her. In personal life theme of death and ideas of ‘coming back to life' intrigues her as well as the main character of her novel.
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In the plot of the novel, I would like to mention the fact that Victor Frankenstein had no respect to dead people and to death itself. He did not fear God and was obsessed with an idea of bringing back to life a dead person. Eventually, he created a monster with the help of alchemy books, which are not actual scientific books. Victor made a creature out of body parts of people, who were recently buried. When the creature came to life, he was extremely terrified by its appearance and abandoned it. He had not thought of any consequence of this action. I would like to analyze the character of the creature independently from its creator. It was ‘born' as a very kind being, which thought that it related to humankind. At the end of a novel, it claims: "When I run over the frightful catalogue of my sins, I cannot believe that I am the same creature whose thoughts were filled with sublime and transcendent visions of the beauty and the majesty of goodness. But it is even so; the fallen angel becomes a malignant devil"(p.223.) Because of its appearance creature treated by humans as a villain so, he became isolated from an outer world. However, monster understood that he did not look…show more content…
From Donna Harraway's perspective in "Cyborg Manifesto"- cyborgs, as the next generation after humankind will not have gender, as they would unite both genders in them. Perhaps, in postmodern society monster of Frankenstein would have appeared as a cyborg. In the postmodern era, that creature cannot apply neither to Transhumanism or Posthumanism and I would like to explain why. Based on Transhumanism ideas monster will be defined as a next part of an evolution as something better than a person could ever be. Also, I presume that monster of Frankenstein is endowed by an idea of a singularity, as he can survive in any circumstances and can cure himself, as well as that he taught himself without any help and it is a feature of Transhumanism. There may be a moral in a novel, which says that people are forbidden to play with God, they even should fear him: "Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow" (p.54). On the other hand, Transhumanists have another point on that. They insist on an idea of making something better than a person could be, that brings me to a sentence, which creature said to its creator: "You are my creator, but I am your master- obey!" Therefore, a monster may be
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