Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein And The Modern Prometheus Essay

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley teaches an important lesson about the things that we can do, but shouldn 't. This lesson has been recurring throughout the past and present.
In Mary Shelley 's book Frankenstein, she teaches a lesson for the people of the ever innovating pre-Victorian Era and the future, where the lesson has resurfaced in other works as well. In a time of great advancements and improvements, she shows us that there are things that humans are capable of doing, but can be morally wrong. She shows how new technology should be included within a persons consideration of morals, what they perceive as right and wrong are blurred by new technology.
Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelly is a fictional story about a curious young man named Victor who has the scientific knowledge to create a living creature from parts of deceased humans. In a time of many technological and scientific advancements, Victor believes he can reveal to the world something greater than anything else in the world. He very quickly realizes his mistakes in his creation and is in disbelief that he has been able to create something which he perceives is of great terror. Victor says "So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein — more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation." (Mary Shelley, 1994, p. 47) Victor references human…

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