Victor Frankenstein and His Use of Science
Every spring there is a plethora of new animate beings. Creation
is a yearly event for most animals. There are countless children born each
day. All living beings procreate. Victor Frankenstein was a scientist,
and the goal of science is to discover new information, and Victor
Frankenstein was simply being a scientist and creating new information.
When Victor Frankenstein created his monster, it could be compared
to genetic engineering or cloning of today. Scientists are trying to re-
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Victor Frankenstein was simply doing the same thing that scientists
have always been trying to do. Victor Frankenstein is trying to be like
Charles Darwin and explain where life comes from. According to Victor
Frankenstein, life can come from the appendages of other human beings.
With his creation Victor Frankenstein disproves the idea of a celestial
"A new species would bless me as its creator and source; Many happy
and excellent natures would owe their being to me." This statement, said
by Victor Frankenstein himself, could, in theory, disprove all that has
been said thus far. But, it can also be taken another way. Victor
Frankenstein is saying that he will be exalted for creating the monster, an
avant-garde way of creating a human. But are not all scientists celebrated
for their discoveries? Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone
has a telephone company named after him, people have posters of Albert
Einstein hanging on their walls, the story of Benjamin Franklin flying a
kite in a rain storm with a key attached to the string and discovering
electricity is told to young children in science classes. If all of these
scientists are glorified for their discoveries why shouldn't Victor
Frankenstein enjoy and receive the same gratification as other scientists?
In Twelfth Night Viola uses science to her advantage. Viola uses
the natural and mystifying experience of having a twin to obtain what she
desires, Orsino, Duke of Illyria. Viola pretends to be a man, so that she
can become close to Orsino, Duke of Illyria and so that she can serve
Orsino, Duke of Illyria and possibly marry him. Viola used science, just
like Victor Frankenstein used science. Viola used science to gain a job
and possibly love. Victor Frankenstein used science to create a human and
possibly gain fame and glory.