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’sopinion that it was alright to create a “monster”.
Frankenstein’s creation needed a companion. Knowing thathis first creation was evil should the doctor make a second?With the knowledge at hand, to Dr. Frankenstein, it is not atall morally correct to bring another monster into the world.
Looking at this probelm with his family in mind, the doctorbegins his work on the second monster. The first monsterthreatened Frankenstein and even his family. The monsterangrily said to Frankenstein, “I can make you so wretched.
“(pg. 162) Trying to scare Frankenstein for not creating hismate the monster resorted to threats. If the good doctordoes create a companion for his first creation he may beendangering others. “The miserable monster whom I hadcreated,” (pg.152) says Victor upon looking back at hiswork. If there is another monster there will be twice thepower and possibly twice the evil, which could hurt or kill hisfamily.
When and if Frankenstein commits the moral sin ofcreating another monster he may be rid of both monstersforever. “With the companion you bestow I will quit theneighbourhood of man,”(pg 142) promises the morallycorrupt monster to the doctor upon the completion of hispartner. When the doctor, if and when he, finished his firstcreation’s mate there is a chance that the monsters will notkeep their promise and stay in Europe envoking fear intotownfolk. The good doctor, trying to act morally, destroysthe monster for the good of the world.
The monsters canpotentially take over whatever they please. “A race of devilswould be propegated,”(pg. 163) thinks Frankenstein tohimself in his study. The monsters, if powerful enough, couldpossibly take over Europe. Frankenstein realizes that he cannot possibly doom the world to benefit himself.
“Shall I, incoold blood, set loose upon the earth a daemon..”(pg. 162)argues Frankenstein with his creation. It is not morally rightfor one person to unleash such a terror on the world tobenefit only himself and his family. Frankenstein will not letany example change his mind on the point that the monster isand will always be morally corupt. Continuing on his pointthat the monster was too evil to duplicate, Frankenstein says,”Your threats cannot move me to do an act of wickedness;but they confirm me in determination of not creating you acompanion in vice.”( pg.
163) Frankenstein will not sacrificehis morallity because of persuation from a monster. Althoughbeholding the threat of death and misery Frankenstein heldhis ground and did not sacrifice his moral. When and ifFrankenstein creates another monster he can not feel as if hehas done the morally right thing. From creating the monsterFrankenstein will some how be making people other thanhimself unhappy. ” I consent to your demand, on your solemoath to quite Europe forever, and every other place in theneighbourhood of man,”(pg.
143) says Frankenstein as hesees the power that the two could possibly possess. Thegood doctor sees that with his own hands he could possiblyscar the world forever. The doctor wants, if anyone, himselfto be unhappy instead of all of man kind. “Begone! I dobreak my promise,” (pg. 162) states the doctor angrily.
Notthinking about himself but the world unselfishly breaks hispromise to the monster. Possessing such a great mind thedoctor is able to realize that a greater evil will be realesedupon the earth then upon himself. “Your threats cannot moveme to do an act of wickedness,”(pg. 162) says the doctor ashe argues his point with his creation. The doctor sees that agreater and more horrible result can come from him makingthe second monster than not.
With the knowledge at hand,to Dr.Frankenstein, it is not at all morally correct to bringanother monster into the world. On the one hand if thesecond monster was created Frankenstein’s family would besaved. By the same token the rest of the world could beforced to bow before two hideous monsters. The problem,making or not making the second monster, played heavily onFrankenstein’s mind, possibly caused his brief lapse into therealm of the insane.
Even though Frankenstein began hiswork for the good of man his experiment ended up hurtinghimself and his family.Category: Book Reports