Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein Essay

1345 Words May 24th, 2015 6 Pages
Freeman Dyson, a theoretical physicist and mathematician once said, “Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life, it is perhaps the greatest of God 's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.” Mr. Dyson and many others firmly believe that technology is a great gift from God, but is this gift given by God taken advantage of and used by humans to emulate God himself? This could be proven true given modern examples of humans creating robots to imitate human behavior. Many people desire to “play god” and want to see what it feels like to be more than just an ordinary human. They want to experience more, they want to feel more powerful, and ultimately they want to be God! Amongst these people is the main character of Mary Shelley’s famous novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein is a novel that focuses on many themes. The main themes are scientists and technology being able “play God” and people judging others based on appearances. Mary Shelley constructs an eloquent story to shed light on these themes. The story is about Victor Frankenstein, a science fanatic who creates a creature. He spent an ample amount of time creating this creature from the body parts of the dead. However, his creation did not turn out as he had hoped, as evident when Victor furiously notes, Victor furiously says, “How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to…

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