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    Was Mary Shelley hostile, supportive, or ambivalent toward science?

    Was Mary Shelley hostile, supportive, or ambivalent toward science?

    What are your thoughts. Trying to gather ideas for an essay.

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    Depends when, Mary became rather pessimist toward progress at the end of her life, losing some of her romantic faith (her and Percey). But if you mean in Frankstein, she is rather curious, in real life the couple was very interessed about the subjected. The real villain in the book is a bad father not a bad scientist.

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    I think that she is simply understanding that science is moving forward and that things are advancing and will keep advancing. This story, I believe, is a telling of an advancement gone wrong, and the lesson she is trying to give is that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. I don't believe that she is trying to say the advancements in science and technology should stop, but should be wary of what we create can bring.

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