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 person’s 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
Frankenstein’s 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 aren’t related to Doctor Frankenstein. The monster also kills one of Frankenstein’s 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 doesn’t really know any other thing except to kill and be evil.
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