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Science and nature is a very vital theme in volume I of Frankenstein. Mary Shelly incessantly portrays science and nature

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COPMARE THE WAY MARY SHELLY PORTRAYS SCIENCE AND NATURE IN VOLUME I (compare and contrast) Science and nature is a very vital theme in volume I of Frankenstein. Mary Shelly incessantly portrays science and nature. At first Mary shelly illustrate the nature of life as distressing, sorrowful and frail. She does this by demonstrating illnesses, deaths and sorrow of the loved ones leaving and diseases. By doing this Mary shelly is representing life as a pathetic game, which has no other meanings than depression and grief, and how easily it could be vanished. Examples in volume I could be the death of Elizabeth's parents, the sickness of Elizabeth, the sickness and death of Victor's mother, murder of William and the beheading of Justine. ...read more.

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This totally changes the natural regulation of life. By doing this Mary shelly shows the power of science, but also combines it with nature using Lightning, and so proves that without nature science has no power. Mary Shelley also gives us an idea or a warning towards science and scientific knowledge (the belief of science being superior). As we know that Victor makes an extensive use of science and of his scientific experiments to create his monster, which then haunt him and leads to the killing of Victor's younger brother William, Science can thus be regarded as the main motor to Victor's self-destruction. This clearly presents science as evil and an awful thing. Looking at all these aspects of science and nature, I have also become aware of the character (nature) ...read more.

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and his creation (representing science) as they both are against their own creators. But most of all even if he does manage to reach a God-like level or to acquire God-like powers, he doesn't have any God-like knowledge or experience or responsibility. When he sees his monster I should say, 'his creation,' as there mustn't be a negative connotation in the word he is afraid, tries to run away and to forget him. He will never try to care for him not to love him, nor will he feel a strong responsibility towards what we can call his son. All this only leads us to thinking that either nature or science they are portrayed in a negative approach; Mary shelly compares them in a way which only is not in favour of both nature and science. ...read more.

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