In the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, a mad scientist named Victor Frankenstein is intrested in natural philosophy. One day when Victor was fifteen, he saw lightning strike an oak tree, and blast the oak tree in half, leaving nothing but a stump in its place. This event caused him to begin studying natural phenomena, especially the subjects of electricity and galvanism, two very new and exciting subjects of science in the eighteenth century. From the study of electricity, Victor soon learns the secret of reanimation, and brings a creature to life using old and rotten body parts. Many things influenced what parts of science Mary Shelley used in her story, at the time; electricity was a new thing. It was energy, and it effected non-living things in ways never before seen. The body uses electricity through the nervous system to send signals to muscles, therefore, in the eighteenth century the act of running an electric...