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Is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein a warning or a homage to modern scientists?

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Brianne Belanger

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Transcript of Is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein a warning or a homage to modern scientists?

The true Power of Science
Not a man's business to do the jobs of the Gods
Bibliography
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/mary-shelleys-frankenstein-and-the-birth-of-modern-science/6014790
The use of modern technology to create a futuristic aspect
Cloning or genetic engineering
Is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein a warning or a homage to modern scientists?
Warning or Homage?
Displays the true power of science
Demonstrates that it is not a man's business to do the jobs of the gods (As explained in the novel's subtitle; The Modern Prometheus)
http://www.shmoop.com/frankenstein/title.html
We should not create life without thinking about the consequences
Why?
Features the use of modern technology to create a futuristic aspect
Presented by Brianne Bélanger
Subtitle ; The Modern Prometheus
Early life
Mary Shelley's Personal Life
Vs.
The Novel "Frankenstein"
http://www.reallycoolblog.com/neutral-science-irresponsible-scientists-shelleys-message-about-knowledge-in-frankenstein/
Thank you for staying tuned!
"But this discovery was so great and overwhelming that all the steps by which I had been progressively led to it were obliterated, and I behold only the result." (Shelley,37)
Capability of science and knowledge
Prometheus (Greek Mythology)
Victor Frankenstein
"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous ... than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow." (Shelley,38)
E-mail : brianne.b1218@hotmail.com
Plastic surgery or body transplants
Lifes unexpected changes
(life before and during writting)
http://www.biography.com/people/mary-shelley-9481497#synopsis
https://www.google.ca/search?q=frankenstein&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIqIn93LOryAIVhf0eCh3RzwNF#imgrc=lVdK0LsGodjEWM%3A
https://www.google.ca/search?q=science&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&site=webhp&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CBsQsARqFQoTCI6gsoO0q8gCFcR2Hgod2CUFNg#tbm=isch&q=cloning&imgrc=wl1czvLn98qavM%3A
https://www.google.ca/search?q=science&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&site=webhp&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CBsQsARqFQoTCI6gsoO0q8gCFcR2Hgod2CUFNg#tbm=isch&q=prometheus+god&imgrc=F5UPrvyvN_7SaM%3A
https://www.google.ca/search?q=science&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&site=webhp&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CBsQsARqFQoTCI6gsoO0q8gCFcR2Hgod2CUFNg#tbm=isch&q=plastic+surgery&imgrc=GPbE6Rs-mu9czM%3A
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