The Dangers Of Science According To Mary Shelley

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The Dangers of Science According to Mary Shelley Mary Shelley has been acclaimed worldwide as feminist writer who was well ahead of her times and this is all because her famous horror novel, Frankenstein. Frankenstein is story that is told from the perspective of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who is so consumed with his thirst for knowledge that he brings a monster to life in vain. Frankenstein realizes his own fault as soon as his creation comes to life and he tries to run from it but throughout the novel Frankenstein is haunted by his creation both physically and mentally. Frankensteins is meant to be simply a horror novel but Mary Shelley made sure that it was so much more than that, she wrote the story so that the reader would question their own morals and desires while also being frightened by the potential of man. This is what stuck with me about the novel most, when the novel was written the year was 1818 and there were a lot of technological advances happening…show more content…
Most during this time supported these new inventions and the scientists that made it possible.However, Mary Shelley posed the question: could humans take our inventions to far to the point where they end up hurting instead of helping us?It is this question that she explores in the novel Frankenstein, the novel could be perfectly summarized in just this one phrase from the book: “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 his world, than he who

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