Frankenstien Essay

737 WordsMay 10, 20113 Pages
Frankenstein’s Morals Morality has been debated about by people since the beginning of time. It is a matter of opinion whether something is right or wrong. It was 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 Frankenstein, it is not at all morally correct to bring another monster into the world. A recent report in Psychology Today concluded: "The most significant predictor of a person's moral behavior may be religious commitment. People who consider themselves very religious were least likely to report deceiving their friends, having extramarital affairs, cheating on their expenses accounts, or even parking illegally." Based on this finding, what we believe about Creation has a decided effect on our moral thinking and our behavior. Without belief in a Creator, the only option that seems to be left is to adhere to moral standards we make up for ourselves. Seeing that Frankenstein did not believe in a God, and was essentially playing God himself, he made his own choices to create a monster, and it was his choice to not create the second monster. With his family in mind, the doctor thinks about working on the second monster. The first monster threatened Frankenstein and even his family. Trying to scare Frankenstein for not creating his mate the monster resorted to threats. The monster angrily said to Frankenstein, "I can make you so wretched." (pg. 162) If Frankenstein does create a companion for his first creation he may be endangering others. "The miserable monster whom I had created," (pg.152) says Frankenstein 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

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