The Moral Monster In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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The Moral Monster
A monster may be considered a viable or nonviable element of which provokes the fear of mankind whether it be of appearance, abnormality, or the effect it could cause. What is the line between monster and man? “Regardless of the intentions of the creator, should he fail to provide the necessary support for his creation, that being will undoubtedly become a monster.” (Rosenberger 1). The juxtaposition of the goods and bads of technology forces people to gauge if technology is actually helping or hurting mankind. Mary Shelley is against the advancement of technology. Shelley fears that technology is monstrous. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein she shows her opinions on science and technology and how it negatively affects society.
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Once the living has passed, it is socially immoral to bring it back to life again. The process of an unnatural birth upsets the pure balance of nature. When a being dies, its life on earth is put to an end. For an individual to upset that equity with the pattern of nature is unjust. It 's not the creature’s fault that he was made the way he was. Shelley believes the goal of science is to help other people and expand their knowledge on the many wonders of life; technology is only acceptable to a certain extent and that extent is clearly shown in Mary Shelley’s writing. The monster was given an unnatural beginning into the world, then Victor’s life started to fall down hill from there. Victors loved ones began to die, Victor fell ill, and the very wife that he had was put to death. These events portrayed in the story of Frankenstein show Mary Shelley 's feelings on how technology can be used in ways that shouldn’t be and that the power of technology or nature should never be taken lightly. Death is a natural occurrence and is pure but when that life is brought back to life or made unnatural then that is when it is corrupt. The creature that was created is then not even a creature but a monster crafted and carefully pieced together by man. Many things are monsters, however I believe Mary Shelley would view today 's technology as a large mistake, one of which will drag …show more content…
In Frankenstein, Victor is captivated on crushing the cessation of life. Victor’s galvanizing impulse was to recreate a “perfect” being such as a clones purpose is to recreate a copy of the original creature. Frankenstein is a science fiction novel which introduces the reader to a mysterious technology that created life. This seemingly harmless technology resulted in a monstrous human-like being. Shelley 's novel cautions humanity that there is tremendous danger in not tolerating one 's natural restrictions. People 's’ anxiety of the afterlife along with the want to expand their capacity push them to surpass the bounds of confinement. Man begins to push outside the limits of societal norm which undoubtedly results in

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