Technology and Morality in Shelley's Frankenstein - The Advancement of Science
Science is nothing more than facts and principles that have been accepted on the basis of the knowledge gained by a systematic study. The scientific process is the common, basic pathway to this discovery of knowledge. The good or evil implications resulting from knowledge is not the primary concern of the scientist, though these implications can have a powerful impact. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein shows how the discovery of knowledge can have earth-shattering repercussions when a scientist does not consider the consequences of his actions.
Victor Frankenstein often esteemed himself a scientist of nature in contrast to those of his time who were alchemists. As such, …show more content…
Science has never been inherently evil, nor will it ever be. Science is a process of gathering knowledge. The use of the knowledge gained can be decidedly evil or beneficial. The creation of the Frankenstein monster is a result of the irresponsibility in the use of science and science itself. Victor Frankenstein can never be fully accountable for the error of creating the monster, as science itself neglects the foresight needed to