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Date Smarter!MoralityMorality. It has been questioned by people,honored by people and revered since the beginning of time. Yet even todaynot 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 hisfirst creation was evil should the doctor make a second? With the knowledgeat hand, to Dr.Frankenstein, it is not at all morally correct to bringanother monster into the world.
Looking at this probelm with his familyin mind, the doctor begins his work on the second monster. The first monsterthreatened Frankenstein and even his family. The monster angrily said toFrankenstein, “I can make you so wretched.” (pg. 162) Trying to scare Frankensteinfor not creating his mate the monster resorted to threats. If the gooddoctor does create a companion for his first creation he may be endangeringothers. “The miserable monster whom I had created,” (pg.152) says Victorupon looking back at his work.
If there is another monster there will betwice the power and possibly twice the evil, which could hurt or kill hisfamily. When and if Frankenstein commits the moral sin of creating anothermonster he may be rid of both monsters forever. “With the companion youbestow I will quit the neighbourhood of man,”(pg 142) promises the morallycorrupt monster to the doctor upon the completion of his partner. Whenthe doctor, if and when he, finished his first creation’s mate there isa chance that the monsters will not keep their promise and stay in Europeenvoking fear into townfolk.The good doctor, trying to act morally,destroys the monster for the good of the world. The monsters can potentiallytake over whatever they please. “A race of devils would be propegated,”(pg.163) thinks Frankenstein to himself in his study.
The monsters, if powerfulenough, could possibly take over Europe. Frankenstein realizes that hecan not possibly doom the world to benefit himself. “Shall I, in cooldblood, set loose upon the earth a daemon..
“(pg. 162) argues Frankensteinwith his creation. It is not morally right for one person to unleash sucha terror on the world to benefit only himself and his family. Frankensteinwill not let any example change his mind on the point that the monsteris and will always be morally corupt. Continuing on his point that themonster was too evil to duplicate, Frankenstein says, “Your threats cannotmove me to do an act of wickedness; but they confirm me in determinationof not creating you a companion in vice.
“( pg. 163) Frankenstein will notsacrifice his morallity because of persuation from a monster. Althoughbeholding the threat of death and misery Frankenstein held his ground anddid not sacrifice his moral.When and if Frankenstein creates anothermonster he can not feel as if he has done the morally right thing. Fromcreating the monster Frankenstein will some how be making people otherthan himself unhappy.
” I consent to your demand, on your solem oath toquite Europe forever, and every other place in the neighbourhood of man,”(pg.143) says Frankenstein as he sees the power that the two could possiblypossess. The good doctor sees that with his own hands he could possiblyscar the world forever. The doctor wants, if anyone, himself to be unhappyinstead of all of man kind. “Begone! I do break my promise,” (pg. 162)states the doctor angrily. Not thinking about himself but the world unselfishlybreaks his promise to the monster.
Possessing such a great mind the doctoris able to realize that a greater evil will be realesed upon the earththen 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 doctorsees that a greater and more horrible result can come from him making thesecond 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 familywould be saved. By the same token the rest of the world could be forcedto bow before two hideous monsters. The problem, making or not making thesecond monster, played heavily on Frankenstein’s mind, possibly causedhis brief lapse into the realm of the insane.
Even though Frankensteinbegan his work for the good of man his experiment ended up hurting himselfand his family.