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Morality. 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; but they confirm me in determination
of not creating you a companion in vice.”( pg. 163) Frankenstein will not
sacrifice his morallity because of persuation from a monster. Although
beholding the threat of death and misery Frankenstein held his ground and
did not sacrifice his moral.
When and if Frankenstein creates another
monster he can not feel as if he has done the morally right thing. From
creating the monster Frankenstein will some how be making people other
than himself unhappy. ” I consent to your demand, on your solem oath to
quite Europe forever, and every other place in the neighbourhood of man,”(pg.
143) says Frankenstein as he sees the power that the two could possibly
possess. The good doctor sees that with his own hands he could possibly
scar the world forever. The doctor wants, if anyone, himself to be unhappy
instead of all of man kind. “Begone! I do break my promise,” (pg. 162)
states the doctor angrily. Not thinking about himself but the world unselfishly
breaks his promise to the monster. Possessing such a great mind the doctor
is able to realize that a greater evil will be realesed upon the earth
then upon himself. “Your threats cannot move me to do an act of wickedness,”(pg.
162) says the doctor as he argues his point with his creation. The doctor
sees that a greater and more horrible result can come from him making the
second monster than not.
With the knowledge at hand, to Dr.Frankenstein,
it is not at all morally correct to bring another monster into the world.
On the one hand if the second monster was created Frankenstein’s family
would be saved. By the same token the rest of the world could be forced
to bow before two hideous monsters. The problem, making or not making the
second monster, played heavily on Frankenstein’s mind, possibly caused
his brief lapse into the realm of the insane. Even though Frankenstein
began his work for the good of man his experiment ended up hurting himself
and his family.