Morality in frankenstein: Morality. It has been questioned by people, honored by peopleand revered since the beginning of time. Yet even today not oneperson can say what is morally right. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Category:EnglishPaper Title:Morality in frankensteinText:Morality. It has been questioned by people, honored by peopleand revered since the beginning of time. Yet even today not oneperson can say what is morally right. It is a matter of opinion. Itwas Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s opinion 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 theknowledge at hand, to Dr. Frankenstein, it is not at all morallycorrect 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 monster threatenedFrankenstein and even his family. The monster angrily said toFrankenstein, “I can make you so wretched.” (pg. 162) Trying toscareFrankenstein for not creating his mate the monster resorted tothreats. If the good doctor does create a companion for his firstcreation he may be endangering others. “The miserable monster whom Ihad created,” (pg.152) says Victor upon looking back at his work. Ifthere is another monster there will be twice the power and possiblytwice the evil, which could hurt or kill his family. When and ifFrankenstein commits the moral sin of creating another monster he maybe rid of both monsters forever. “With the companion you bestow Iwill quit the neighbourhood of man,”(pg 142) promises the morallycorrupt monster to the doctor upon the completion of his partner.
When the doctor, if and when he, finished his first creation’s matethere is a chance that the monsters will not keep their promise andstay in Europe envoking fear into townfolk.
The good doctor, trying to act morally, destroys the monsterfor the good of the world. The monsters can potentially take overwhatever they please. “A race of devils would be propegated,”(pg.
163) thinks Frankenstein to himself in his study. The monsters, ifpowerful enough, could possibly take over Europe. Frankensteinrealizes 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 rightfor one person to unleash such a terror on the world to benefit onlyhimself and his family. Frankenstein will not let any examplechange his mind on the point that the monster is and will always bemorally corupt. Continuing on his point that the monster was too evilto duplicate, Frankenstein says, “Your threats cannot move me to do anact of wickedness; but they confirm me in determination of notcreating you a companion in vice.”( pg. 163) Frankenstein will notsacrifice his morallity because of persuation from a monster.
Although beholding the threat of death and misery Frankenstein heldhis ground and did not sacrifice his moral.
When and if Frankenstein creates another monster he can notfeel as if he has done the morally right thing. From creating themonster Frankenstein will some how be making people other than himselfunhappy. ” I consent to your demand, on your solem oath to quiteEurope forever, and every other place in the neighbourhood ofman,”(pg. 143) says Frankenstein as he sees the power that the twocould possibly possess. The good doctor sees that with his own handshe could possibly scar the world forever. The doctor wants, ifanyone, himself to be unhappy instead of all of man kind. “Begone! Ido break my promise,” (pg. 162) states the doctor angrily. Notthinking about himself but the world unselfishly breaks his promise tothe monster. Possessing such a great mind the doctor is able torealize that a greater evil will be realesed upon the earth then uponhimself. “Your threats cannot move me to do an act ofwickedness,”(pg. 162) says the doctor as he argues his point with hiscreation. The doctor sees that a greater and more horrible result cancome from him making the second monster than not.
With the knowledge at hand, to Dr.Frankenstein, it is not atall morally correct to bring another monster into the world. On theone hand if the second monster was created Frankenstein’s family wouldbe saved. By the same token the rest of the world could be forced tobow before two hideous monsters. The problem, making or not makingthe second monster, played heavily on Frankenstein’s mind, possiblycaused his brief lapse into the realm of the insane. Even thoughFrankenstein began his work for the good of man his experiment endedup hurting himself and his family.