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Taylor 1 Alanna Taylor AP Literature Mr. Bradley 21 November 2019 Frankenstein Socratic Seminar #1 To understand the story of Frankenstein , you first have to understand what motivated Mary Shelley to write it in the first place. It was written in 1818, a time when Enlightenment ideas were rapidly replacing religion with science, and Shelley was concerned that people were progressing too quickly. Being a romantic, she believed in looking to the past for guidance instead of continuing forward because that would help us find our humanity once again. Experimentation with dead bodies and trying to find a cure to death during this time also spurred Shelley’s idea for Frankenstein’s monster. She saw it as taking away the parts that make us human, so creating a story that predicted the results of these experiments was a warning of what could happen in real life. Shelley saw the dying aristocracy as damaging to society as well, and she used Victor’s progressive and accepting family as proof. They seem perfectly happy now, but it is likely that somewhere in the future there will be a scandal that ruins their reputation, showing why she thought combining the rich and poor was not always a good thing.
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