Dangers Of Advancements In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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In a world where advancements keep you in the game and a constant looming race towards different creations such as gene editing, artificial intelligence, and etc. are detrimental to success and clout, when is enough enough? A worthwhile theme to consider in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is the lesson of such: Advancements without consideration for possible consequences can lead to disaster. Mary Shelley was born in Somers Town, London, in 1797 and raised by her father William Godwin, who was a writer and philosopher. With the writing of “Frankenstein,” Shelley portrays an ambitious Victor Frankenstein as a prominent character who creates a hypothetical creature out of various body parts of which comes to life and ultimately destroys Victor’s life. Now, parallels between the story and real dangers of advancement in the world can be drawn, and Victor’s creation that Shelley expresses represents the actual harm that such advancements could pose on people. Creation of new life that could be brought into existence through intricate research has been achieved in recent years and has led to the process of cloning and gene editing. These are only two …show more content…
Exhibiting his immense and overwhelming need to unveil the secrets of life without consideration of the outcomes helps to show how scientists and technological developers go about creating new things in the real world today. As a result, very similar resolutions could occur and the novel portrays death and loneliness as two very possible outcomes of these dangerous advancements. Desire to explore the realms of the unknown may lead to a creation of a monster, and the wellbeing of society would be a direct target if people do not carefully consider the consequences of certain creations as Victor shows, and serves as a indicator of what could happen if not gone about

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