Science Fiction In Frankenstein

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The History of science fiction is one of mankind’s richest forms of true expression, captured by the imagination. Even as make-believe as science fiction may be seem in its time, It more often than not plays on real life concepts and cultural issues of mankind’s present day climate, only slightly skewed from reality. It is these concepts that have the power to immerse audiences into something so rich that it’s slightly slanted factuality, from reality, causes little concern. Science fiction plays on concepts of paranoia, anxieties, invasion and exploration that are often at the centre of social and cultural issues of modern day life here on Earth. Novelist, Kingsley Amis writes

The design aesthetics in science fiction film has evolved from the fantastically improbable often envisioned in
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Science fiction caters to the Philosophical answers to mankind’s existence. It offers conceptual complexity, engaging audiences on ideas of political, historical and cultural commentary. Steven M. Sanders writes

Since the birth of science fiction with the novel Frankenstein, by British author, Mary Shelly, 1818, humanity has been captivated by the question, what if humanity and technology collide. Shelley birthed society its first creation in artificial life, with concerns. 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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