Option #1: Can science go too far?
There is an ongoing battle between faith or spirituality and science that has been active even before the time of Mary Shelley. What are some of the dilemmas she addresses that are still important today? What are some of the ethical questions she brings up regarding the scientific definition of life and death? What does she illustrate about the power science has to blur the line between life and death? What is a current news item that is similar to this issue?
Hint: Develop a thesis that answers a question like this one: â€œHow and how well does Mary Shelleyâ€™sFrankensteinaddress ethical issues of science and/or faith for audiences, regardless of when they read the novel?â€
The guidelines for this assignment are as follows:
4It is a common misperception that the creature is named Frankenstein. Keep in mind that the creature itself isnot Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein is the human protagonist in the novel. The creature, or monster, is Victorâ€™s creation.