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Frankenstein's Relevance to Modern Society

Summary: Examines the relevance of Mary Shelley's novel 'Frankenstein' to modern times. Describes how through the use of symbolic characters and their extreme actions, the novel `Frankenstein' presents many themes about human nature and society. The themes are linked to events from the last century.
Though Mary Shelley's novel was first published in 1818, it has relevance today. Through use of symbolic characters and their extreme actions, the novel `Frankenstein' presents many themes about human nature and society. This essay will discuss themes like determination and consequences, origin of evil and fear of the unknown. The themes can be linked to events from the last century.

Determination and consequences are two themes that are intertwined in `Frankenstein' and these are relevant today. It was Frankenstein's determination for knowledge that stopped him from thinking about the consequences of his action. Determination today comes not only for knowledge but for power, money, or even sometimes well intentioned drives such as peace and happiness. Sometimes people are so determined to do things, that they can see only their goal and nothing else.

`I had desired it with an ardor that far exceeded moderation; but...

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