People, honored by people, have questioned it and revered since the beginning oftime. Yet even today not one person can say what is morally right. It is amatter of opinion.
It was Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s opinion that it was alrightto create a “monster”. Frankenstein’s creation needed a companion.Knowing that his first creation was evil should the doctor make a second? Withthe knowledge at hand, to Dr. Frankenstein, it is not at all morally correct tobring another monster into the world. Looking at this problem with his family inmind, 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 scareFrankenstein for not creating his mate the monster resorted to threats.
If thegood doctor does create a companion for his first creation he may be endangeringothers. “The miserable monster whom I had created,” (pg.152) saysVictor upon 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 neighborhood of man,”(pg 142) promises the morallycorrupt monster to the doctor upon the completion of his partner. When thedoctor, if and when he, finished his first creation’s mate there is a chancethat the monsters will not keep their promise and stay in Europe evoking fearinto town folk. The good doctor, trying to act morally, destroys the monster forthe good of the world. The monsters can potentially take over whatever theyplease. “A race of devils would be propagated,”(pg. 163) thinksFrankenstein to himself in his study.
The monsters, if powerful enough, couldpossibly take over Europe. Frankenstein realizes that he cannot possibly doomthe world to benefit himself. “Shall I, in cold blood, set loose upon theearth a daemon..”(pg. 162) argues Frankenstein with his creation. It is notmorally right for one person to unleash such a terror on the world to benefitonly himself and his family. Frankenstein will not let any example change hismind on the point that the monster is and will always be morally corrupt.
Continuing on his point that the monster was too evil to duplicate, Frankensteinsays, “Your threats cannot move me to do an act of wickedness; but theyconfirm me in determination of not creating you a companion in vice.”( pg.163) Frankenstein will not sacrifice his morality because of persuasion from amonster. Although beholding the threat of death and misery Frankenstein held hisground and did not sacrifice his moral. When and if Frankenstein creates anothermonster he cannot feel as if he has done the morally right thing.
From creatingthe monster Frankenstein will some how be making people other than himselfunhappy. ” I consent to your demand, on your solemn oath to quite Europeforever, and every other place in the neighborhood of man,”(pg. 143) saysFrankenstein as he sees the power that the two could possibly possess. The gooddoctor 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 mankind.
“Begone! I do break my promise,” (pg. 162) states the doctor angrily.Not thinking about himself but the world unselfishly breaks his promise to themonster. Possessing such a great mind the doctor is able to realize that agreater evil will be released upon the earth then upon himself. “Yourthreats cannot move me to do an act of wickedness,”(pg. 162) says thedoctor as he argues his point with his creation. The doctor sees that a greaterand 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 correctto bring another monster into the world. On the one hand if the second monsterwas created Frankenstein’s family would be saved.
By the same token the rest ofthe 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 thoughFrankenstein began his work for the good of man