Scarlet Fever Research Paper

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Frankenstein Research While researching the text in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, I found that many scientists in the eighteenth century did not take their experiments lightly. Although Frankenstein is a fictional character in a fictional novel, many scientists may claim that their studies are their lives. Like Victor Frankenstein, he believed he can create life. However, while science is a broad subject, I believe it is very important that we remember that without science, we may not have medicines, cures for illnesses/diseases, or even on a wider scale; certain government policies put in place. My three main goals throughout this paper is to: discuss the advances in medicine during the 1800s, explain what scarlet fever is and how it is treated,…show more content…
Scarlet fever is a “bacterial illness that develops from strep throat” ( Throughout the novel there was a very important character who faced the struggle of scarlet fever, the Daughter of Beaufort, Caroline Beautfort Frankenstein, who is also Victor's mother. “Caroline dies of scarlet fever when Victor is 17 years old” ( Scarlet fever was a well known disease during the eighteenth century, and currently in the twenty first century. “Scarlet fever is most common in children five to 15 years of age; its symptoms include a bright red rash that covers most of the body, a sore throat, and a high fever. Because of today's medical advances, scarlet fever is now treated with antibiotics” ( Overall, the status of scarlet fever during the 1800s was deadly, and many individuals, families, and even communities died due to this deadly disease. Crime and punishment during the eighteenth century was a huge issue. Many individuals during the time were accused and punished for crimes they did not commit. For instance, in the novel, Justine Moritz was accused of killing Victor’s brother, William. “Elizabeth will not be convinced, not withstand- ing all the evidence. Indeed, who would credit that Justine Moritz, who was so amiable, and fond of all the family, could suddenly become so capable of so frightful, so appalling a crime?” (Shelly 87). The punishment for crimes during the eighteenth century were very intense, and usually ended in

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