Frankenstein And Our World Today: A Comparative Analysis

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Science and technology are constantly advancing in our everyday lives. We can see that at an early age like most scientists, Victor was very interested in learning about science and how the world works. “It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.” Victor Frankenstein became mad and had his life destroyed because he had an obsession with science and the power to generate life. I believe that we can draw comparisons with Shelley’s book and our world today. She shows us that scientists…show more content…
She saw the ignorance that we hold when thinking about technology and knew that we cannot trust science alone to solve our problems. She warns us in the novel to learn from Victor’s demise, “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 nature will allow.” It is our job as human beings to make the correct and educated decisions on how science and technology should be…show more content…
“But now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” When Victor describes the creature he says, “No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.” After working months on making his creation, he was suddenly alarmed with what he created when he finally saw it. He worked day and night in order to make an effort to do something that man had never done before just as most inventors try to do. It is as if scientists and Victor see themselves as almost godlike. Victor thought that he was in control of technology and had power over it. Once it came alive he realized that he had no control over something so large and unstoppable. We, as a society, have become ignorant to the fact that science and technology once made can control our lives and change it for better or worse. Once the first weapon was made man saw it as something that they had to have and they let it take over their thoughts. Since then countries have been fighting to be the one with the largest

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