They conducted many experiments to try to find the cause, effect, and solution to problems they faced while at war, although it was in an inhumane way. If all the data recorded from these medical experiments had not been derived through sadistic and torturous methods, the science documented would not be seen as unethical to use in modern times. Their research was centered on the creation of pharmaceuticals, how to solve medical problems in the military, and how races differ. The data from those experiments are rarely used, but when they are, they lead to condemnation. Many people are unaware that some of the items they use today are associated with Nazi experimentation.
Also, his social individualism from the outside world caused him to have no sense of how to treat the creature. The poor treatment that the monster received is the sole reason that he was caused to act the way he did. He says to Victor, "… but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satisfied with the blood of your remaining friends" (Shelley 97). This is a representation of not only the capabilities that the monster had, but what an accomplishment that it was for Victor to create this beast. If the monster were treated properly, it
Not knowing what his scientific discovery and work would produce, Victor was adamant about creating this second “being”. However, after seeing it come to life, the scientist was disgusted and terrified of the creature he had made. Brannstrom exclaims that “Victor did not hate the monster he created out of spite, but out of fear”. In addition to this, the author also claims that because“the reputation around this type of appearance, which is associated with monster-like qualities, allows a society in this
He believes in the goodness of man. As a mora... ... middle of paper ... ...y unacceptable weaknesses. They say that Wilde was figuring out his own conflicted feelings on the subject through his novel. The Daily Chronicle of London called The Picture of Dorian Gray poisonous, unclean, and heavy with foul odors of moral and spiritual decomposition. The St. James Gazette deemed it nasty and nauseous, and suggested that the Treasury or the Vigilance Society might wish to prosecute the author.
Beatrice is free from any evil touching her, but she is also isolated from any good that may come to her. What could Rappaccini's rationalization for controlling his daughter's life so completely be? It is probably due to a hard life lived by Rappaccini and the assumption that the world is evil and that there is no hope for goodness. But, what Rappaccini does not understand is that purity is chosen individually, not forced upon someone. "His insane zeal for science"(2251) has made Rappaccini obsessed with controlling his surroundings.
If Mary Shelley’s characters, as a whole, were more accepting of those who are different or struggle with an abnormality, Frankenstein’s monster would not have been subjected to such tormenting desolation, which eventually drove the monster to violence. While reality can be subjective, society, as well as science in society, cannot escape certain universal principals. No matter how noble Victor’s initial intentions for his experiment, his obsessive and isolated nature prohibited the scientist from recognizing the cruelty of his experiment. The pursuit of scientific knowledge could be argued by some to be outside the boundaries society and reality. However, history has demonstrated scientific knowledge consistently has moral and physical implications in the real world.
Scientific experimentation shows a destructive nature of man through stereotypes. Stereotypes are cruel and heartless. “He makes the same mistakes as the others when they look at a feeble-minded person and laugh because they don’t understand there are human feelings involved. He doesn’t realise I was a person before I came here.” (Keyes, 145) Before the surgery Charlie was looked down upon because of his mental state. However, after the surgery he is treated like he was made by the scientists, as though he was their very own ‘Frankenstein’.
Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it 's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea can be dangerous and once it sticks to the mind, it gains control and ultimately becomes the centerpoint of a person’s conscience. An idea that both Jekyll and Victor had contributed to their downfall due to the focus they had on it. The unconventional and fantastical beliefs of Dr. Henry Jekyll from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein cause these two individuals to isolate themselves and carry out their scientific endeavors in such a way as to prevent the possibility that they can be blamed for their actions but eventually these actions catch up with them and this leads to their downfalls.
Just as many OCPD victims, he throws his moral and ethical codes out the window. He is only focused on building his precious monster. In today’s society, people take a second look in these situations, but for science’s sake some experiments are being performed that go against the moral values of many and could cause death. For instance, many are questioning if we should seek to treat incurable diseases or extend human life by using organs of genetically modified pigs or cells derived from human embryos. It is not moral to attempt to change the outcome of ones life by taking another.
In Frankenstein, Victor gives life to a creature, which is an act of God, Victor is a man and he also made the choice to abandon and not give any guidance to his creation whereas in Tartuffe, the character known as Tartuffe acts like a moral authority, but he engages in acts of adultery and manipulation which is very hypocritical. The behaviors in both literary pieces show a distinct picture that nothing good comes from making poor moral decisions and that a person should treat others, as they would want to be treat... ... middle of paper ... ...rates the evil in this literary work in the form of moral irresponsibility. Each person that lived within the Romantic and Enlightenment periods had their own individual responsibility to society to act in morally acceptable ways. In both Frankenstein (Romantic) and Tartuffe (Enlightenment) an imbalance was created by the choices that were made, and these choices caused a discord to the harmony that could have existed. Had Tartuffe chose to be himself and not create a false persona and manipulated people to satisfy his needs he might have been accepted in society.