Frankenstein Morality

People, honored by people, have questioned it 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 problem 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 neighborhood 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 evoking fear
into town folk. 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 propagated,”(pg. 163) thinks
Frankenstein to himself in his study. The monsters, if powerful enough, could
possibly take over Europe. Frankenstein realizes that he cannot possibly doom
the world to benefit himself. “Shall I, in cold 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 corrupt.

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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 morality because of persuasion 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 cannot 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 solemn oath to quite Europe
forever, and every other place in the neighborhood 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 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 the
monster. Possessing such a great mind the doctor is able to realize that a
greater evil will be released 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


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