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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Internet So many years after it was written, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein lingers on our consciousness. Her novel challenges the Romantic celebration of creativity and genius by illustrating the danger of unbridled human ambition. When Frankenstein becomes consumed in his scientific experiment, he is able to fashion a stunning product: a quasi-human being. Similarly, the concept behind the World Wide Web was born of an impassioned mastermind. But since neither product was established with sufficient guidelines, they have spiraled out of control-sometimes, with lethal consequences.
Its gradual change over time has been based on a number of deciding factors. Frankenstein’s immediate audience was that of a popular audience. Such an audience purely relied on a story, which would indulge them with exhilaration or apprehension. In the case of Frankenstein the audience was introduced to the horror thesis. The story told delved piquantly into the tragic ordeals of Victor as his fiend wreaked destruction and devastation to all those, who were close to Victor.
Shelly’s novel drew Inspiration from the scientific works of Professor Luigi Aldini’s experiments in Galvanism, following Galvani’s Aldini’s theories Like Shelley, Universal Studios, Frankenstein (1931. James Whale) also shocked its audience with concern. Whilst Shelly’s novel capitalised on the anxieties of death and mankind’s desire to dominate it. It also brought anxieties reflected through the advance of the Industrial Age, and the great fear it proposed to modern life, bringing a changing face to social and cultural anxieties as noted by science fiction author Isaac
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