. Hawthorne had put much work in his detailing of Rapaccini’s garden to help guide the reader to his main theme of dangerous knowledge. First Hawthorne put a lot of symbols in the story to help r...
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...trying to create perfect clones of animals with no increase of success and the day that it is perfected leaves a thought if it will be used for good or evil such as the cloning of soldiers. Genetics is another modern worry of how science will be used since it can discriminate society and be used for evil purposes such as eugenics to make a “master race”. The mass destruction of nuclear weapons truly proves Hawthorne’s message of dangerous knowledge that should have never been tapped. This is why Hawthorne’s story about dangerous knowledge is still popular after almost two centuries of being written, the simple fact that humans will always pursue things they should not understand or should ever know.
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