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Preamble Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus written by Mary Shelley proposes that knowledge and its effects can be dangerous to individuals and all of humanity Frankenstein was one of our first and still is one of our best cautionary tales about scientific research Shelleys novel is a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today Learn from me at least by my example how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow Frankenstein Vol 1 Chapter 4 This topic area was chosen because of the cultural significance Frankenstein has in todays modern world Its relevance in todays world is quite oddly profound for humans now have the capability of gene screening and cloning This essentially makes Darwins theory of natural selection irrelevant for humans in the future could decide to artificially select the best characteristics and create an Arian race This essay will investigate to find out if Frankenstein is essentially a precursor of modern science fiction This will be done in conjunction the film Alien by Ridley Scott and Microsoft Xboxs game Brute Force These two texts were selected for the fact they fall under the genre of modern science fiction and the significance of each is very similar to that of Frankenstein Ridley Scotts Alien is significant to this study for the monster in Frankenstein and the alien from Alien have startling similarities The story line of the film on what should have been a trip back to Earth the Nostromo a mining freighter is automatically re-routed to a desolate planet after receiving an SOS coming from it After the crew is awakened they investigate the source of the SOS and discover a derelict alien ship on the planet One of the crew members is put into a coma by an alien creature while
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