Mary B. Shelley's Frankenstein

analytical Essay
1349 words
1349 words

Many people believe, in the modern American society, that the purpose of an author is to provide society with deep, enthralling tales that capture the history, actions, or fantasies of humans. While this common conception maybe somewhat true, in reality, an author’s primary purpose is to write a tale that communicates a message of morals and beliefs for society to acknowledge. Born in the year of 1797, Mary Shelley proves to be one of the latter as she becomes a revered pioneer in the creation of artificial life. This is because, as an author, Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein brings to society a question that many scientist even now continue to withhold from answering: the endless possibilities and imposing dangers in the creation of artificial life. As a one of the most impactful writer of the early 19th century , Mary Shelley has forever influenced modern day's ideas of artificial creation with her book Frankenstein as she has made many of today's scientist rethink the gains and dangers of artificial life. The Beginning of it all First and Foremost, the beginnings of this humble, life changing book is that of the year 1816, which is when Mary Shelley and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley traveled to Geneva and stayed with a friend known as Lord Byron. Under the unsetting rain in the summer, It is there the story of Frankenstein was contrived as that day, Byron proposed for a way to pass time that each of the guests were to write their own horror story (History Group). Inspired from many of the group’s discussions about galvanism and a horrifying nightmare to which she describes ”I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and ... ... middle of paper ... ...e Geneva Monster." Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, 19 May 2006. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. Bushweller, Kevin. "Frankenstein, Dolly, and Ethics." American School Board Journal. July 1998: 20-23. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. Geller, Allegra. "Women and Empire – Mary Shelley." British Scholar. The British Scholar Society, 30 Apr. 2012. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. History Group. "Frankenstein Published." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. Looney, Jarrid. "The Frankenstein Effect: "Man Creates Dinosaur, Dinosaur Eats Man", N.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. Mankiller, Wilma. "Literature." The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History.” N.p. SIRS Issues Researcher, 11 Dec, 1998. Book. 17 Mar. 2014. "Robocop: Technology for the Next Generation?." Ability. SIRS Issues. Researcher. 24 Dec. 1993 Web. 17 Mar. 2014.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how mary shelley's book, frankenstein, influenced modern-day ideas of artificial creation with her enthralling tales that capture human history, actions, or fantasies.
  • Narrates how mary shelley and her husband percy bysshe stayed with lord byron in 1816. inspired by the group's discussions about galvanism and a horrifying nightmare, the renown gothic story known as frankenstein was born.
  • Analyzes how shelley's novel, frankenstein, innovated the ideas of biotechnology from the early 19th century to today.
  • Analyzes how the ethics and public policy center's biotechnology and american democracy program is a source of disquiet about the biotech revolution.
  • Analyzes how shelley's novel benefited the scientific world by becoming a catalyst to many new ideas of biotechnology.
  • Analyzes how victor is making a statement that the fundamental nature of humans may be truly to surpass the natural limits that society and nature have created.
  • Opines that mary shelley's gothic novel, frankenstein, has influenced the world as the potential of artificial creation, biotechnology, and gene engineering is tremendous.
  • Explains baker, anaya m., "the role of science in frankenstein by mary shelley." hubpages.
  • Analyzes geller, allegra, "women and empire – mary shelley." the british scholar society, 30.

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