Analysis Of Frankenstein And Kazuo Ishiguro's Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) revolves around the story of a young scientist called Victor Frankenstein, who became obsessed with the idea of reviving life from the dead. Petrified by his creation, Frankenstein ran away from what he deemed a monster. Shelley’s Frankenstein was regarded as being “often identified as the first genuine work of science fiction” due to Frankenstein’s ability to manipulate modern experiments and methods to implement his own creations (Booker & Thomas 5). Over time, science fiction has gradually evolved into which is later presented in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go (2005). Ishiguro’s novel follows the story of a clone called Kathy. In the story, she reminisces the past and the relationship she has with two …show more content…
This genre allows us to consider how society could be presented differently that is “close enough to the real world that the audience can see reality” which is clearly presented in these two novels (Thomas 18). Shelley’s novel focuses on “highlighting the dangers inherent in who is governing that science and why” which is a common component of science fiction where Frankenstein is trying to create a new life (Thomas 18). While, Ishiguro’s novel explores the idea of a dystopian genre where it poses an important question of whether it is “ethical to kill people to save people?” and what it means to be human (Thomas 19).
Overall, science fiction has changed over time, but the message about birth still remains the same. Frankenstein shows how men try to pursue what is not meant for them, but for women and mother only, and the consequences that follow when men ignores these ethical issues. Whereas, NLMG primary concern is about acceptance and free will in a society where humans create a clone like themselves but unable to accept its place within the society. Nonetheless, both novels show how human tries to pursue unnatural scientific inventions, this will consequently lead to self-destruction and unsettled

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