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There are two parallel stories in Mary Shelleys Frankenstein one of attempting to discover the secret of life and the other of forcing nature to open her secrets to man Neal This novel can be looked by combining those two stories into a theme of the scientist who seeks to play God and what happens to him in his quest to create life from death When looking at the book in this regard the reader discovers the dangers inherent in defying the natural order Neal and the potential consequences of scientific discovery Victor Frankenstein fascinated with scientific exploration in the physical world embarked upon an experiment that forever changed his life and that of his family and friends During his studies away from home Victor foolishly decides that he will play God I will pioneer anew way explore unknown powers and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation Shelly p 47 What lies behind Frankensteins scientific projects is obviously an attempt to gain power Damyanov Victor devotes himself to his task of creating life from death for a period of two years without once considering the implications of the result of his experiment Thoughtless Victor built in no safety controls no device to assure that only good actions would be performed Neal Shelley warns us of the dangerous division between the power-seeking practices of science and the concerns of humanists with moral responsibility emotional communion and spiritual values Damyanov Victor invested so much selfish care and time into his creation and never thought of the implications of his success As if almost seeing into the future Shelly gives us a warning to consider the final effects of scientific exploration and experiment Neal Neglecting all moral implications of his creation Victor completes his work Victor never imagined that his success would create horror instead of joy and immortality It was a dreary night in November that
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