Frankenstein

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Frankenstein


It has been questioned by people,

honored by people and revered since the beginning of time.

Yet even today not one person can say what is morally right.

It is a matter of opinion. It was Dr. Victor Frankenstein's

opinion that it was alright to create a "monster".

Frankenstein's creation needed a companion. Knowing that

his first creation was evil should the doctor make a second?

With the knowledge at hand, to Dr. Frankenstein, it is not at

all morally correct to bring another monster into the world.

Looking at this probelm with his family in mind, the doctor

begins his work on the second monster. The first monster

threatened Frankenstein and even his family. The monster

angrily said to Frankenstein, "I can make you so wretched."

(pg. 162) Trying to scare Frankenstein for not creating his

mate the monster resorted to threats. If the good doctor

does create a companion for his first creation he may be

endangering others. "The miserable monster whom I had

created," (pg.152) says Victor upon looking back at his

work. If there is another monster there will be twice the

power and possibly twice the evil, which could hurt or kill his

family. When and if Frankenstein commits the moral sin of

creating another monster he may be rid of both monsters

forever. "With the companion you bestow I will quit the

neighbourhood of man,"(pg 142) promises the morally

corrupt monster to the doctor upon the completion of his

partner. When the doctor, if and when he, finished his first

creation's mate there is a chance that the monsters will not

keep their promise and stay in Europe envoking fear into

townfolk. The good doctor, trying to act morally, destroys

the monster for the good of the world. The monsters can

potentially take over whatever they please. "A race of devils

would be propegated,"(pg. 163) thinks Frankenstein to

himself in his study. The monsters, if powerful enough, could

possibly take over Europe. Frankenstein realizes that he can

not possibly doom the world to benefit himself. "Shall I, in

coold blood, set loose upon the earth a daemon.."(pg. 162)

argues Frankenstein with his creation. It is not morally right

for one person to unleash such a terror on the world to

benefit only himself and his family. Frankenstein will not let

any example change his mind on the point that the monster is

and will always be morally corupt. Continuing on his point

that the monster was too evil to duplicate, Frankenstein says,

"Your threats cannot move me to do an act of wickedness;

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