Morality has been questioned by people, honored by people and revered since the dawn of time. Yet till this day not one of us can say what is morally right? It is all up to the persons opinions. In the book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Doctor Frankenstein is faced with a question of morality whether to create another monster. It was morally right for Doctor Frankenstein to not create the second monster. The first monster had already ran away and wreaked havoc on the local townsman and killed most of Doctor Frankensteins family and friends.
Even though Frankenstein knew it was morally right, he still had doubts because of the safety of his family. Looking at this dilemma with his family in mind, the doctor does not begin work on his second monster. The monster angrily said to Frankenstein, I can make you so wretched (Shelley 162). Which is good for most people that arent related to Doctor Frankenstein. The monster also kills one of Frankensteins good friends (Cherval) because the monster knew that he was dear and close to him.
One of the biggest things that Frankenstein feared was the life of Elizabeth who the monster kills while she was trying to sleep. Frankenstein knew that when he told the monster that he would not create another monster he knew that the monster would go berserk and end up killing his family.
After all of this killing that the monster had done, Frankenstein knew with out a doubt that creating another monster would not be right. After Frankenstein saw the destruction that one monster could do, he probably got a glimpse of what two monsters could end up doing and that probably also made him chose to not to create the monster. With two monsters on the loose they could end up breeding and starting a new race of super evil soldiers that could end up wiping out Europe. The monsters can potentially take over whatever they please, A race of devils be propagated. (163) Thought Frankenstein to himself. Shall I, in cold blood, set loose upon the earth a demon. (162) Argues Doctor Frankenstein with his creation. If Frankenstein does create a mate for the monster there is a chance that the monster will not keep his promise and still terrorize everyone because the monster is pure evil and can not be trusted. Another factor that has to concern with Frankenstein not creating the monster is because he is so evil and corrupted. Frankenstein first of all has a brain of a criminal and therefore doesnt really know any other thing except to kill and be evil. Then the environment where he grew up in also mad the monster go crazy because the first thing that the creator (Frankenstein) did was neglecting it then running away form it. The monster then had to live on its own in the forest and while he was in the forest didnt really learn any people skills especially after the family in the woods tried to kill him. Finally after he confronts the monster confronts the creator he refuses his only request for a mate and that just triggers his rage. With these series of events ended up a horrible monster and another monster just like this would bring hell to earth. The problem, making or not making the second monster, played heavily on Frankensteins mind, possibly the cause of his temporal insanity. Even though Doctor Frankenstein began his work for the good of man kind, his experiment ended up hurting himself and his family. But for the good of man kind Frankenstein did not create the second monster and therefore saved the world (in the book). Even though the monster did do a lot of killing most of it should be blamed on Frankenstein himself because hes the one that set the monster up in the kind of environment that it grew up in.
Cite this Evil Deeds in Mary Shelley’s Book Frankenstein
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