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FRANKENSTEIN Mary Shelleys novel portrays many different possible themes that are relevant in society today Many erratic behaviors happen in Frankenstein that provide the reader with encounters that would not happen in everyday life yet can still be relevant in todays world Frankenstein introduces unexpected events and creates a sense of relentless horror for the reader Shelley gives her audience a taste of unimaginable happenings that can occur from something as harmless as a the dream of a man Noticeable from beginning to end are the themes mans appetite for absolute knowledge and the disaster this appetite can hold Victors thirst for knowledge started as a young child and only became greater as he was introduced to new teachings It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn This quest to be all-knowing drove him into a search to find a way to side-step death and eventually led to the creation of the monster Victor decides to sacrifice his loved ones for his work The desire to reach his goals overpowered his love for his family This action provides an example of how people can become too involved in their work and lose track of what is most important in life which can easily happen in todays fast paced world Isolating oneself from the world only causes dilemmas that cannot always be fixed and made into an enjoyable outcome Another theme is that one should not defy nature By trying to cheat death Victor gave himself a god-like status In the end it only caused the death of innocent loved ones and created a living hell for Victor If death was not suppose to be a part of nature then it would not be part of nature but it is and it is a very important one With death there is always a new life waiting to be born Man is suppose to be mortal
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