Frankenstein themes still pres

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Many of the themes of Frankenstein relate to the life and times of today. Classics such as Frankenstein contain many of the qualities of a timeless book, because people today can still relate with the same issues and problems as the people during Frankenstein's time. I believe the reason Frankenstein has remained a classic is because so many of the themes still relate to the times of today.

There are many themes I could have chosen from to write this paper about. Science, cruelty, fear, love, revenge, and loneliness are just a handful of the many examples exhibited in this book, and why it still holds the interest of the reader even in present day. I chose to write about the science aspect of the book. I believe it is the most interesting because science is evidently always changing and advancing, yet it still relates with some of the problems Frankenstein encountered during his day.

Many people are very against the ideas of creating a human life, except in the ways nature intended. I believe many people would agree that when something of this nature is done many scientists are in over their head. Frankenstein didn't know the creature would turn into this monster and kill others, nor did he know the creature would also be as kind and gentle as well. Frankenstein also didn't consider how society would accept and treat the creature. The creature was not exactly of normal standards, and when someone tries to place a being like that in a normal human environment without any guidance or teaching, then he was certain to be ostracized and punished as many people have throughout history just for being different.

Frankenstein was also related to a significant theme of today, which is cloning. Many people then, as well...