Stem Cell Research And Cloning In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Without closely analyzing the book “Frankenstein” many tend to believe that Victor would be a huge part of our advanced research in stem cells and cloning because that was the basis of his work. But they tend not to look at the outcome, just as Victor did when creating the monster. Hungry for knowledge Victor was just like many modern scientists: experimental, curious and bias. A monster was created with two wretched hearts; a baby will be created with two beautiful blue eyes. A monster was created with perfect limbs; a baby will be created to the perfect height. Scientists everywhere have this notion, a lot like Victors, that selecting genetic traits can benefit us for health reasons. But how long will it be till we become the newest modern Prometheus? In the book “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein's character, motivations, and experiences with creating his very own monster, prove that Victor would not be a proponent of modern day stem cell research and cloning. Frankenstein's negative reactions to the monster coming to life demonstrates that stem cell research is an idea that he would disapprove. Scientific discovery is not always this picture perfect process where everything magically falls into place. Normally, nothing goes the way you plan, especially when you don't look at the possible …show more content…
Victor created a monster that was “Beautiful! Great god!” But what followed was detrimental to any other research he pursued. He had the opportunity to continue the work and make a women for the creature but because of what happened the first time around he was willing to tear her apart before she was even given life. So even though victor himself played a major part in creating the idea of life from death he would not advocate that you pursue

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