Essay on Dr. Frankenstein: A Monster or Hero?

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Science fiction is a wonderful and imaginative world full of people and beings that are on the edge of the truth. Such things as aliens, Big Foot, and Yeti all fall under this category, and are brilliantly thought up an sought after in the modern-day. There is, however, one monster who is not sought after in the literal sense today, though in a strange way it is in medical technologies. Marry Shelly was just a young woman when she sat down and wrote the story of Frankenstein. In this story, a scientist finds the secret to life and creates a monster but neglects it to society’s harsh criticism and rejection. Frankenstein should be seen as a hero for three reasons: his selfishness, his seclusion of his creation, and his inability to give the creation a chance.
To begin, doctor Frankenstein should not be considered a hero for his immense amount of selfishness. He created the monster thinking about himself. In the fourth letter, paragraph 21, Frankenstein says, “One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race.” He basically starts off stating his story by saying it’s absolutely no big deal if a guy drops dead, as long as Frankenstein can overcome the elements and claim the invention and discovery of reanimation as his own. Little did he think about the creature that he may end up creating and the effects it could have on society and the…