Dr. Frankenstein's Monstrous Mistake Analytical Essay by hoon4vr

Dr. Frankenstein's Monstrous Mistake
An analysis of the applicability of morals to Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".
# 6463 | 1,200 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Ethics (General)


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This paper addresses the motives behind Dr. Frankenstein's creation, and examines those motives from a moral perspective. The paper shows how this novel seems to be a warning that even though an "evil side" lurks within all of us, letting that side out is likely to have disastrous consequences.

From the Paper:

"The character of Victor Frankenstein faces a powerful moral dilemma in regards to his decision to circumvent moral choice for the sake of self-interest. Although on the surface, the creation of the monster appears to be the product of Victor's scientific curiosities, in actuality, Victor's creation is ultimately a product of the doctor's irrational need, or in a more sweeping sense, society's irrational need, to confront the morally depraved alter-ego that allegedly resides in all of us."

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