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"Is Science Nessesary" With Refrence To Mary Shelleys Frankenstein

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'Where would we be if nobody bothered to look beyond?'- Dr. FrankensteinIs science necessary to our future? In today's society this is an unasked question lurking in the corners of cottages and winter getaways where food is cooked over a wood stove and the information highway is just a dirt road. In the novel Frankenstein we find that 'looking beyond' only leads to pain and suffering in the cases of Dr. Frankenstein and the monster.In today's society 'looking beyond' usually means trying to cure the suffering that was caused by trying to better our own lives. In Frankenstein the cottagers' life is proof that science is not necessary to our lives. Science is not necessary to our future and will ultimately be the catalyst for the destruction of the human race.Dr. Frankenstein was a scientific genius and ambitious in his studies. When he tried to use his genius to prolong life, he found he had the power to create life. The doctor's scientific success in creating the monster was ultimately a failure for morality. Frankenstein, upon completion of his monster, realized the immorality of his work and rejected it and disassociated himself from it and science. The result of Frankenstein's immorality was death for just about everyone he loved and utter despair for himself. The monster was not necessary for our future and neither were the methods of his creation. Because of the doctor's irresponsibility, he lost everything including his life.The monster, spawned by the immoral science of Frankenstein, was witness to another way of life other than the one of Dr. Frankenstein. The monster, over a period of several months, witnessed a family of cottagers.'They did not appear rich, but they were contented and happy; their feelings were serine and peaceful'-Frankenstein's MonsterThe family lived in a cabin and knew nothing of their observer or the sciences...

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