Is Frankenstein a reality?

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Mary Shelley’s 1818 book, Frankenstein, started a popular trend with authors and movie screen writers of science fiction and horror. For over a century now, movies have been produced replicating the Frankenstein novel and the mysteries revolving around creating life from scratch. Numerous films show humans creating creatures or monsters, with good intentions, only for something to go wrong and the creation creates havoc on everyone involved. Viewers will find every variation of creation from cloning to mixing chemicals. In Frankenstein body parts were stitched together like patchwork creating an odd monstrous looking figure. The moral of the movie gives the viewer the impression that we should never play god. Otherwise, we will need to seek out and destroy what we created, just as Victor Frankenstein wanted to do. However, these movies are actually becoming a reality to a certain extent. Is it possible that the Frankenstein myth may actually become a reality in the near future? Scientist and doctors have been hard at work for many years to make this fiction a reality. When Frankenstein, was made into a movie in 1931, a memorable scene from it became the dark and gloomy night Victors creation came to life. The violent thunder and lightning had the audience predicting an intense moment was about to occur. Victor’s dead corpse was raised to an opening at the top of the ceiling where a magnificent display of light is shown jolting the machines connected to his creation. After the corpse was completely descended back into the laboratory, Victor notices a slight movement of the corpse’s stitched on hand. He shouts “Look! It’s moving. It’s alive! It’s alive! Oh in the name of God. Now I know what it feels like to be God.” Soon after,... ... middle of paper ... ...tp://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-ropeik/scientists-bring-back-art_b_583876.html> . Sato, Rebecca. “Playing God” Scientists in Final Stage of Creating man-made Life.” Daily Galaxy. The Great Discoveries Channel. 21 June 2007. Web. 5 Dec. 2010 . Sato, Rebecca, and Casey Kazan. “The Ilulissat Manifesto-Creating Artificial Life.” The Daily Galaxy. The Great Discoveries Channel, 12 Mar. 2008. Web. 5 Dec. 2010. . Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein. Romantic Circles. University of Maryland. Stuart Curran. Web. 7 Nov 2010 . Tigges, Sabina. “Clint Hallam: Guinea Pig Takes the Reins.” Guinea Pig Zero. 29 Dec. 2005. Web. 5 Dec. 2010 < http://www.guineapigzero.com/hand.html> .
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