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Frankenstein- contemporary issues relevant today

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein deals with many contemporary issues relevant to or society today. The issue of the human ability to both create and destroy is one to be aware of due to our advancing technologies in both the areas of creation and destruction. This novel creates awareness of this particular issue through its intricate dealing with creation and through its dealings with destruction. Through creation destruction in turn can be created.
Creation: Something that has been made or invented. Throughout the early stages of the novel Shelley prepares the reader for Victors inevitable creation, she presents him as hardworking, arrogant and an admirable student so that when the idea of creation comes to him, Victor cannot turn it down.
Whence I often asked myself did the principal of life proceed?
It was a bold question and one which has ever been considered a mystery;
Yet with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming aquatinted, if
Cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our enquiries.
Upon setting out on his quest to create life Victor embraces hisfirst success with happiness.
I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation of life…the astonishment
which I hadfirst experienced on thisfirst discovery soon gave place to delight
When Victor sees his final result his attitude completely changes
How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch
whom with such infinite pains and care I endeavoured to form…and I had selected
his features asbeautiful. Beautiful!
Victor does not even contemplate the idea of common sense in his workings instead he focuses on what he sees will make him the centre attention and a renowned professional in his field. Modern day inventors and public do not need to make the same mistakes that Victor made in Shelley's novel.
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