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This paper explains that science fiction is a genre often associated with the impossible or the unreal, but a closer inspection reveals that there is often more truth in science fiction than we would guess. The author points out that novels such as ?Frankenstein? and ?The War of the Worlds? introduced the world to science fiction in astonishing ways by looking into the future and making the unbelievable real. The paper relates that contemporary science fiction such as ?1984? and ?2001: A Space Odyssey? still operate on those same levels of discovery bordering on terror.
From the Paper:"Frankenstein's attitude and curiosity certainly reflected those of Shelley's time. This can be seen when he becomes "solely wrapped up" (Shelley 36) in his search to discover a way to produce life. Strangely, he decides that in order to study the origins of life, he must "first have recourse to death" (36). Frankenstein was not satisfied with studying anatomy. He also felt compelled to "observe the natural decay and corruption of the human body" (36). As a result of this he spent days and nights in "vaults and charnel-houses" (36-7). Victor was wildly possessed and was determined to continue with his experiment at any expense."
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Science Fiction (2004, November 28) Retrieved May 28, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/science-fiction-53751/
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